Breach, Incident Response

Network compromise tied to Americold outage

Major U.S. cold storage and logistics firm Americold had disclosed suffering outages since its network was compromised on April 25, BleepingComputer reports. Investigation into the incident, which has already been contained, is underway, while restoration of its systems is expected by the middle of the week, according to Americold, which has also requested the cancellation of all inbound deliveries and the rescheduling of most outbound deliveries as a result of the attack. "Outbounds will continue to be very limited in manual capabilities, so we would like to request that any non-critical outbounds be pushed out and rescheduled with your site SR at a later date. Critical outbounds should include product that have potential to reach an expiration date," said Americold. While Americold's prioritization of system restorations suggests that it had been impacted by a ransomware attack, the company has not provided further details regarding the intrusion. Such an incident comes nearly three years after Americold had various systems impacted by a suspected ransomware attack, which has not yet been confirmed by the company.

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