Food & Beverage


Belgian Coffee Roaster Suffers Cyberattack

March 8, 2024

Koffie (coffee) Beyers from the Belgian town of Puurs-Sint-Amands has fallen victim to a cyber attack. Hackers managed to break into the company’s computer systems on Thursday. The coffee roaster itself declined to comment on the events. Police have confirmed that an investigation is underway.

Earlier in the week there was the ransomware attack on Duvel Moortgat, and the pro-Russian hacker group Stormous Group was behind it. It remains to be seen if they are also behind this attack. Cybercriminals are clearly targeting Belgian beverage producers this week.

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Weeks of Operational Shutdown at Welch Foods Plant

February 2, 2024

A cyberattack shut down production at Welch Foods Inc. plant in North East on Feb. 2. The plant restarted jam and jelly production lines end of February.

About 50 or 60 employees, who are members of Teamster’s Local 397 in Erie, remained on the job throughout February and over 200 employees were laid off.

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Yakult Australia Confirmed Australian and New Zealand IT Systems Were Impacted

December 28, 2023

Iconic probiotic company Yakult Australia has been hit by a significant cyber attack that has seen its company records and sensitive employee documents, such as passports, published on the dark web.

The DragonForce group has claimed responsibility for the breach. A sample of the 95 gigabytes of data leaked, analysed by ABC Investigations, found company records dating back to 2001.

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Ransomware Attack at Bira 91, Indian Craft Beer brand.

March 17, 2024

On March 22, Indian craft beer brand Bira 91 was attacked by ransomware group BianLian.
Despite absence of an official statement from the company, reports indicate potential data exposure encompassing sensitive information concerning finance, human resources and proprietary recipes.

The absence of stringent disclosure laws in India, particularly in non-regulated industries such as manufacturing and healthcare, leaves customers vulnerable to data breaches without adequate notification or recourse.

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Belgian Duvel Brewery Halts Production after Ransomware Attack.

March 6, 2024

Duvel Moortgat Brewery is currently experiencing problems as a result of a cyber attack. The brewery confirms this. Production has been at least partially halted, this concerns all servers of the brewery, including those of their other Belgian beers such as De Koninck and La Chouffe.

A forensic investigation is underway into who might be behind the hacking.

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Data Breach at Fresh Del Monte Produce Exposed Employee Data

May 16, 2023

On May 16, 2023, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Massachusetts after learning that confidential employee information was subject to unauthorized access following a cyberattack. According to the filing, an unauthorized user gained access to the company’s computer network. The breach exposed confidential employee information containing consumer information including names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, financial account information, and protected health information.

Fresh del Monte believes that no consumer data was leaked as a result of the incident. The company launched an investigation and took its systems offline in an effort to limit further access.

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German Milk Producer Affected by Cyberattack

June 30, 2023

A statement from SCHWÄLBCHEN MOLKEREI AG says the company is affected by a cyber attack in some areas of the IT infrastructure. Due to the attack, the company’s accessibility is currently impaired. Current production and logistics are not affected. Work is underway to fully restore the systems.

It is unclear to what extent company data was obtained by unauthorized third parties.

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Cyber Incident at Coca Cola Mexico

April 26, 2023

In a Statement the Coca Cola FEMSA states the company is working with experts on measures to prevent an adverse impact on its information technology applications. While such measures are being implemented, the Company expects to continue its operations through back-up procedures and will prioritize the protection of the integrity, confidentiality and availability of its information.

A forensic assessment is currently underway to determine the scope of the cyber incident.

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Cyberattack at Super Bock Brewery Affects Operations

January 13, 2023

The Super Bock Group has been the target of a cyber-attack that is causing disruption to its IT services, with constraints on regular operations, particularly service levels.

The situation is causing major restrictions in its operation to supply the market with some of its products, in the different sales channels.

The company immediately activated the necessary security protocols and informed the competent authorities, and also put in place a contingency plan to restore normal market supply conditions.

The Super Bock Group regrets the possible inconvenience caused to all its customers and suppliers, and thanks its partners for their expressions of solidarity and support on this date.

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Lockbit Group Demands Ransom of Colombian Grupo Nutresa

April 20, 2023

Through a press release, Grupo Nutresa informed that this Thursday a possible ransomware or cyber attack event was identified, which so far has not compromised the integrity of the organization’s data, nor the information of its customers, suppliers, consumers and other related groups.

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