Molson Coors beer production disrupted by massive hack
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The manufacture of Miller and Coors beer has been disrupted by a massive hack.
Molson Coors — the Chicago-based company behind popular cold goods — disclosed the vexing “cybersecurity incident” in a regulatory filing on Thursday.
The company also manufactures and distributes Molson, Blue Moon, Carling, Killian’s Irish Red, Foster, Pilsner Urquell and Peroni, among other brands.
Molson Coors is “working around the clock to get its systems back up and running as quickly as possible,” the documents say about the hack, which delayed some brands’ production and shipments.
“We have engaged a leading computer forensics firm to assist us in our investigation of the incident,” senior spokesman Adam Collins told The Associated Press.
“We will continue to communicate with our business partners with updates,” he said.
The beer heist is the latest in a series of high-profile hacks.
Earlier this month, hackers tapped 150,000 live security camera feeds, and thousands of small businesses and government offices were compromised by a coding flaw in Microsoft’s email program.
The White House continues to investigate SolarWinds’ alleged hack of Russia’s government agencies, and other hacks this year have targeted the Pfizer vaccine and attempted to poison the water supply to the town of Oldsmar in Florida.
With post wires