The giant company Americold was attacked by a cyber attack which affected its activities / services. The services affected are telephone systems, emails, inventory management and order fulfillment systems.
Americold is a leading temperature warehouse operator offering supply chain and inventory management services to retailers, food service providers and producers. Americold manages 183 warehouses worldwide and employs approximately 13.000 people.
Today, Americold was hit by a cyber attack that led it to shut down its systems to prevent the attack from spreading.
"On November 16, 2020, the Americold Realty Trust (or Americold) found that its computer network was affected by a cyber attack. As a precaution, the company took immediate action to help curb it event. The company has inform and works closely with law enforcement, cybersecurity experts and legal advisers to condition. "
"Security in all its forms remains a top priority for Americold and the company will continue to pursue all appropriate measures to further ensure the integrity of its IT infrastructure. data and customer information, "Americold told BleepingComputer.
Sources have told BleepingComputer that the attack has affected many systems, such as telephone systems, e-mail, order execution and inventory management. The customers who have tried to pick up a stock to be delivered could not access the warehouses.
While Americold did not provide details about the attack, many sources told BleepingComputer that it was a ransomware attack.
With COVID-19 vaccines being prepared for approval and distribution, long-term cold storage facilities will be needed Save. Air Cargo World reports that Chicago Rockford Airport is seeking to work with Americold to store the vaccines to be delivered to America.