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Cyberattack disrupts Maple Leaf Foods

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BleepingComputer reports that leading Canadian prepared meats and poultry food producer Maple Leaf Foods had its systems taken down and operations interrupted following a cyberattack over the weekend. Some operational and service disruptions are expected as complete restoration of impacted systems may take time, said Maple Leaf Foods in its announcement of the cyberattack. However, Maple Leaf Foods emphasized its continued cooperation with partners and customers as it seeks to curb food supply disruption in Canada. Investigation on the cause of the incident is still underway, according to a statement sent by Maple Leaf Foods' spokesperson to BleepingComputer. "At this time, we are focused on restoring business continuity. We do expect some disruption in our operations and service levels as we work through the restoration process, but our team is deploying our business continuity plan and implementing workarounds to mitigate the impact on our operations and business," said the spokesperson.

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