Hack attack at major B.C. booze distributor leaves customers struggling with backlog

Simon Little and John Hua report:

Bars, restaurants and private liquor stores around B.C. are dealing with a frustrating backlog in supplies, after hackers targeted one of the biggest links in B.C.’s booze supply chain.

Ransom-seeking cybercriminals successfully breached systems at Container World, a warehousing and logistics company that supplies much of province’s specialty liquor products, on Feb. 14.

Container World opted not to pay any ransom demand and to try to restore or rebuild. Their choice to shut down the system and rebuild kept the entire company offline for more than one week.

And for a lot of small businesses that they supply, and events that had ordered from them, even a week created hassled.

Read more on GlobalNews.ca.

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