Lockbit Ransomware Attack at Office Supply Distributor Essendant

February 14, 2024

INCIDENT

A systems outage at Essendant is preventing the placement or fulfillment of online orders, thereby impacting both the company's customers and suppliers. Freight carriers have also been told to hold off on any pick-ups until further notice. Essendant continues to make its recovery efforts. During this time, customers will not be able to place orders or contact Essendant's customer care. The company’s statement acknowledges a threat actor publicly claimed responsibility for the cyberattack, but the validity of these claims has not been officially confirmed yet.

Essendant stocks over 160,000 types BleepingComputer reached out to Staples and Essendant with questions but we were not provided with any additional information of items serving approximately 30,000 reseller customers. The systems outage is therefore likely to have a widespread impact on the supply chain.

Incident Date

March 6, 2023

Estimated Cost

Canceled, disrupted and delayed order fufillment, and delayed shipments, for 2 wks

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source