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Ireland – Matthew Clark Bibendum (MCB)

Exploit: Ransomware

 Matthew Clark Bibendum (MCB): Beverage Distributor

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Risk to Business: 1.672 = Severe

Matthew Clark Bibendum (MCB) said they were “temporarily supporting customers and suppliers manually” after experiencing a cyberattack on 04/16. The probable ransomware attack has severely interrupted operations throughout Ireland and the UK. MCB is owned by C&C Group, which manufactures and distributes two of its most well-known brands, Irish cider Bulmers and Scottish beer Tennent’s, to more than 40 countries.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the weapon of choice for cybercrime, and ransoms have been skyrocketing as criminals grow more brazen.