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Cyber attack hits Barcelona’s Damm Brewery paralyzed the operation

Exploit: Ransomware

S.A. Damm: Brewing

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Risk to Business: 1.595 = Extreme

Operations went flat at Spanish brewer S.A. Damm after a ransomware attack crippled production. The company disclosed that the cyberattack hit the brewery on Tuesday night and for a few hours the plant in El Prat de Llobregat, which produces 7 million hectolitres of beer a year, was “entirely paralyzed”. Operations were partially restored quickly and the rest of the recovery is expected to be completed soon.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Ransomware gangs have been stopping production in factories rather than stealing data in the hopes of scoring a quick ransom from desperate businesses.

Source: gadgets.ndtv