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November 9, 2021: Barcelona’s Damm Brewery Ransomware Attack

Spain's second biggest beer maker Damm halted output at its main brewery outside Barcelona after a cyber attack hit its computer systems earlier this week, a spokesperson said November 12.
The attack hit the brewery on Nov. 9 night and for a few hours the plant in El Prat de Llobregat, which produces 7 million hectolitres of beer a year, was "entirely paralyzed", said Olga Vidal, Damm's head of communications.
A Damm spokesperson said the brewery had suffered a “computer incident in the operating system,” which was “under investigation.”
The same spokesperson said the brewery had activated its emergency response plan and was now working to restore production to its normal level.
Sources close to the brewery said the attack would have been more catastrophic had it taken place in the summer months when more beer is consumed. At that time of year, stocks only last around three days.

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