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.
This is the second cyber attack is a few days, last week the systems at Lion were infected with the REvil ransomware and attackers demanded a ransom of reportedly $1 million last week. At the time of the first attack, the security breach caused the disruption of manufacturing processes and customer service.
“The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age can reveal beverage giant Lion Australia, which is also behind dairy brands Dairy Farmers and Pura, told employees during an all-staff meeting at 3pm on Thursday that it had been hit by a second cyber attack that had further disrupted its IT systems.” The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
“The company is now focusing on defence efforts over restoration from the previous attack, its chief executive officer Stuart Irvine told employees during the briefing, a source who listened to it said.”
According to the media, the Lion’s IT staff is now focusing on defence efforts over restoration from the previous ransomware attack.
The company did not disclose details of the second attack, it only confirmed that the second attack was anticipated and that the company had hired Accenture to assist it in recovery operations.
Yesterday Prime Minister Scott revealed that a state-based actor is launching cyber attacks against government, public services and businesses.
According to the media, Lion refused to comment on reports of an $800,000 equivalent ransomware demand, made in the Monero cryptocurrency.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Lion)