INCIDENT: Ransomware Attack at Global Food Supply Giant Americold Impacts Supply Chain

Americold was hit with a cyberattack that led them to shut down their computer systems to prevent the spread of the attack. Sources have told BleepingComputer that the attack has impacted numerous systems, including phone, email, order fulfillment, and inventory management. Customers who have attempted to pick up inventory for delivery have been unable to get access to warehouses. The ransomware operation behind the attack is unknown at this time.

The Atlanta based company has admitted that the attack has hit its supply chain because of which certain companies might see a slowdown in their food processing and distribution operations to retailers rendering services in countries like New Zealand, Argentina, Canada, and Australia.

Incident Date

November 16, 2020

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

Unknown

Victims

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Food-Supply Giant Americold Admits Cyberattack
  • Cold storage giant Americold hit by cyberattack, services impacted

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Impacts

IT

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