A network breach at cold storage and logistics company Americold — the second to hit the company in the past three years — caused the company to delay both inbound and outbound deliveries last week, according to a report from an information security and technology news publication late last week.
In addition, Americold filed a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) acknowledging the attack and its work to contain the problem.
According to a memo sent to customers by the company and quoted by the publication, Americold had contained the attack, shut down the network and was investigating what had happened. It anticipated its systems would be down until the middle of this week. The company requested that customers cancel all inbound deliveries and reschedule all outbound deliveries except those for which product was about to expire.
Beyond the leaked memo and the SEC filing, Americold did not comment to news outlets further on the situation. The attack is the second in less than three years on Americold, which was hit in November 2020 by a cyberattack that affected phone, email, inventory management and order fulfillment systems, according to the same IT/security news outlet.