INCIDENT: Ransomware Attack Disrupted Entire Milk Supply Chain at Scheiber Foods For Days.

Schreiber Foods closed for 3 days in October after cybercriminals compromised its plants and distribution centers. Schreiber uses a variety of digital systems and computers to manage milk processing, "that meant our plants and distribution centers couldn't use those systems, which they need to run. It impacted all of our locations." Andrew Tobisch, director of communications for Schreiber Foods said. "Fortunately, we have a specialized response team that immediately jumped into action."

A cream cheese shortage that hit bagel shops was partially attributed to this attack. The food production giant became the latest critical industry company to be hit with ransomware in recent months as cybercriminals continue to show little fear in attacking a variety of industries.

Incident Date

October 22, 2021

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


  • Schreiber Foods back to normal after ransomware attack shuts down milk plants
  • Cream cheese shortage stemmed partially from cyberattack




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