On Thursday, September 14, 2023, the Dutch potato breeding company Royal HZPC Group fell victim to cybercrime, the company reports. "Those criminals transferred a large amount of money to their bank account," reads the company website.
"On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, Royal HZPC Group announced with reasonable certainty that that money is in blocked bank accounts, out of the criminals' reach,"
The potato breeder has initiated the required legal procedures to recover those funds and assumes it will succeed. "Internal and external forensic investigations continue, regardless. The overall legal process may take months," the announcement concludes.