Large Canadian Book Distributor Suspends Operations after Cyberattack

January 30, 2024

INCIDENT

Socadis, one of the largest book distributors in Quebec, was forced to suspend “all of its activities” due to a cybersecurity problem that occurred last Sunday.

The problem affects all of its communication systems, rendered “inaccessible”. “We cannot take any orders,” the company said. “The business is temporarily closed,” she posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday. In an update Wednesday, it said its "operations are still at a standstill" and that the business would remain closed "until further notice."

Incident Date

December 15, 2023

Location

Canada

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified