Cybersecurity “incident” Disrupts Brewing Operations at Molson-Coors

A massive “cybersecurity incident” occurred at Molson Coors, one of the largest beer makers in the United States, causing major disruptions and delays to the company’s beer-making operations and shipments.

In its regulatory filing on Thursday, the Chicago-based drink and brewing giant revealed that the firm became a victim of a cybersecurity breach. It decided to halt its production this week.

According to the company, it has tapped a forensic information expertise agency and legal counsel to help the firm look into the incident and help it resolve the complications prompted by the cyberattack.

The beer-making giant also said that it has started “working around the clock to get its systems back up as quickly as possible.”

“The Company has engaged leading forensic information technology firms and legal counsel to assist the Company’s investigation,” Molson Coors said in its Form-8K filing on Thursday.

“Although the Company is actively managing this cybersecurity incident, it has caused and may continue to cause a delay or disruption to parts of the Company’s business, including its brewery operations, production, and shipments.”

Molson Coors did not provide further details about how much of the company’s beer productions had been affected by the breach and how the incident would impact its expected production.


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