American corrugated packaging company WestRock announced it was the victim of a ransomware attack that impacted its information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems.
WestRock did not share details about the security incident, it only confirmed that its staff discovered the attack on January 23. The company reported the ransomware attack to law enforcement and notified its customers. The company is responding to the incident with the help of leading cyber defense firms.
“Systems recovery efforts are in process and being implemented as quickly as possible, and teams are working to maintain the Company’s business operations and to minimize the impact on its customers and teammates.” reads the announcement published by WestRock.
“Although WestRock is actively managing this incident and will continue to do so, it has caused and may continue to cause delays in parts of the Company’s business and may result in a deferral or loss of revenue and incremental costs that may adversely impact WestRock’s financial results.”
At the time of this writign, it is not clear the extent of the attack either the type of OT systems impacted in the incident.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, ransomware)