EU Packaging Maker, Ardagh Group Hit By Cyberattack

May 20, 2021


European glass and metal packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group shut down some of its systems as a precautionary measure after the company suffered from a cyberattack, officials said Monday.
In an effort to deal with the attack, the Dublin-Ireland-based company said it initiated defense and containment procedures, and was working with external security experts to deal with the incident.
Supply chain operations have been affected, and alternative solutions, including manual workarounds, have been implemented. While products have continued to be shipped to customers, shipping delays were reported

“We are progressively bringing key systems back online securely, in a phased manner. This is proceeding according to plan and is expected to be substantially achieved by the end of this month,” Ardagh said in a statement.

Incident Date

May 17, 2021



Estimated Cost



Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified