INCIDENT: Dole Suffers Ransomware Attack

A ransomware this month forced produce giant Dole to shut down production plants in North America and halt food shipments to grocery stores, company officials said.
“Dole Food Company is in the midst of a Cyber Attack and have subsequently shut down our systems throughout North America,” said Emanuel Lazopoulos, senior vice president at Dole’s Fresh Vegetables division, in a February 10 memo to retailers.
Dole has four processing plants in the U.S. and employs more than 3,000 people.
Dole spokesperson William Goldfield sent CNN a statement confirming that ransomware was the cause of the incident.
“The company has notified law enforcement about the incident and are cooperating with their investigation,” Dole’s statement said in part. “While continuing to investigate the scope of the incident, the impact to Dole operations has been limited.”

Incident Date

February 10, 2023


United States

Estimated Cost

Ranswomare attack amount unknown

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


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