Australian beverage giant Lion fell victim to a ransomware attack, lion beer service disrupted
The lion is a beverage and food company that operates in Australia and New Zealand, and a subsidiary of Japanese beverage giant Kirin. It produces and markets a range of beer, wine, cider, RTDs and spirits, as well as dairy and other beverages (plain and flavored milk, yogurts, cheese, juice and soy products). Lion on Friday said that it was hit by a ransomware attack that has made its beer services disrupt.
Our investigations to date have shown that a system outage has been caused by ransomware. The ransomware targeted our computer systems. In response, we immediately shut down key systems as a precaution. Our focus is on bringing systems back online safely so we can resume our business as usual manufacturing and customer services. This is taking some time, but it is necessary that we work through this properly.
The company also said that its cyber experts and IT team are working on the issue and calculating what amount of time will the systems will be affected and how would the systems be recovered. Lion, formerly Lion Nathan, said it was hoping to have full access restored by now, but the process was taking longer than it hoped.
The cyber experts and IT team have found no evidence about how the systems were affected, the company also said we have no knowledge about what information was affected by the attack. The company systems included financial or personal information of the business and lots of customer data.
This attack has delayed those plans, and because of the situation we have limited visibility of our products. We’re working to bring our breweries back online as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will be managing our stock levels very closely and may see some temporary shortages.
the company added
Lion further said we are continuing to do all we can to ensure we can service the demand of our customers and have a team of people working with customers to assist with manual ordering and delivery. The company generates a total economic contribution to the Australian and New Zealand economies of around AU$5.3 billion, employing approximately 6,700 people.
However, the company has started its business again which is slowly being distributed around the countries. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here