Cold storage and logistics company Americold reportedly has been dealing with IT issues since a network breach last week.
The company contained what may have been a ransomware attack and is investigating the incident, which, based on customer and employee reports, has affected operations, according to the story on a popular information security and technology site, BleepingComputer.com.
Americold has not issued an official statement about the incident. Neither did the company provide details in a memo reportedly sent to customers. Americold did tell customers that it expects its systems to remain out of operation until mid-week this week, the report said.
"In the meantime, it is requested that you cancel any inbounds out past" this week. "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," BleepingComputer quoted the memo as saying. "Critical outbounds should include product that have potential to reach an expiration date."
"As we continue to work to understand the level at which data will be recovered, we will be able adjust our anticipated timeline for restart and will provide updates accordingly," the memo reportedly said
The company did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Americold has locations across the world and provides temperature-controlled storage all along the animal protein supply chain.
IFD Purchasing Dept
5/3/2023 08:49:50 am
This will lead to some delayed deliveries to IFD. This has already caused an issue with McCain’s facility in Plover, WI that is managed by Americold as our pick up yesterday was delayed until later this week (5/1). Americold is one of the largest cold storage networks in the world.
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