The Australian beverage manufacturer and distributer, Lion, has confirmed that business operations were disrupted by a cyber-attack. According to a company spokesman, the attack took place on Monday and they are still working to restore systems. The company quickly put manual workarounds in place to continue doing business, although not without difficulty. In one message sent to clients to describe an alternate method to place orders over the phone, the wrong phone number was sent, causing confused clients to end up calling a Sydney-based information security firm instead. Currently, the attack is impacting employees’ remote access to Lion’s systems and impacting locations in both Australia and New Zealand. Although Lion has not divulged the nature of the cyber-attack, a number of media outlets have been speculating that ransomware was involved.
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