Cold Storage Giant Americold Crippled By Targeted Cyber-attack

Atlanta-based cold storage chain Americold reported that its computers were hacked by what appeared to be a ransomware attack.

Atlanta-based cold storage chain Americold reported that its computers were hacked by what appeared to be a targeted ransomware attack.

“On November 16, 2020, Americold Realty Trust determined that its computer network was affected by a cybersecurity incident,” said Americold in their filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC.)

Americold is known to operate temperature-controlled warehouses and transportation to support the cold chains needed to supply fragile goods such as food and pharmaceuticals.

“As a precautionary measure, the company took immediate steps to help contain the incident and implemented business continuity plans, where appropriate, to continue ongoing operations. The company has notified and is working closely with law enforcement, cybersecurity experts, and legal counsel,” Americold added. 

Despite their filing, Americold never disclosed or gave details about the attack.

A truck driver,( @Wyr20pod) posted a picture of an affected Americold depot in the mid-west.

“At a Americold and their systems are down. They are unable to assign me to a door. Well let the waiting begin,” said @Wyr20pod on his tweet. 


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