INCIDENT: WestRock Provides Update on Ransomware Incident

Atlanta, GA-based WestRock is undertaking extensive efforts to identify, contain and recover from this incident quickly and securely. Upon discovering the incident, WestRock immediately began an investigation, implemented business continuity processes and initiated response containment protocols with the support of cybersecurity experts. These actions included proactively shutting down certain systems in an abundance of caution, as well as taking steps to supplement existing security monitoring, scanning and protective measures. The Company also implemented measures, including manual processes, to respond to customers’ needs. The Company is now systematically bringing its information systems back online in a controlled, phased approach.

Incident Date

February 4, 2021

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

Unknown

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • WestRock ransomware attack caused production, shipping slowdowns
  • Packaging Giant WestRock Says Ransomware Attack Hit Production

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