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Hood Dairy shut down its milk production after a cyber security event

Exploit: Hacking

H.P. Hood Dairy: Milk Producer

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Risk to Business: 1.411 = Extreme

Major New England dairy producer Hood announced that it had been hit by a cyberattack that has impacted milk production. The company stated that the unnamed attack caused milk processing and dairy production to halt at its 13 plants around the U.S. This has led to dairy shortages in some school systems and the waste of a large volume of milk. Production and processing operations have been restored and the incident is under investigation.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: TCybercriminals have been hitting major food producers hard, looking for a quick score from a time-sensitive business.

Source: bostonglobe