One week after an Australian beverages company Lion ended up hit by a ransomware attack, production continues to suffer.

Lion, a maker of beers and other beverages, suffered a ransomware attack last Monday which shut down their IT systems, causing some disruption to our suppliers and customers.

“Our investigations have shown that a partial IT system outage at Lion is a result of a ransomware attack,” the company said on its web site Monday (June 15). “In response, we immediately shut down key systems as a precaution. Our IT teams and expert cyber advisors have continued working throughout the weekend to investigate this incident, working to bring systems back online safely.

“We have made good progress, however there is still some way to go before we can resume our normal manufacturing operations and customer service.

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“Across our Australian and New Zealand adult beverages businesses, we continue to have limited visibility of our products in our systems. We’re working to bring our breweries back online as soon as possible, hoping to get a number of our breweries back up and running very soon.

Lion went on to say their restoration process is taking time but they are going about the process in a slow and methodical way.

The company also said there is no evidence any of the information contained in their system has been affected, but they are continuing their investigation.

Ransomware continues to be a major issue for companies across the U.S., according to Mimecast’s 2020 State of Email Security report saying 51 percent of organizations have suffered from a ransomware attack and on average, organizations experienced three days of downtime as a result.


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