March 7, 2021

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WestRock Paper and Packaging has suffered a Ransomware Attack!

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WestRock Company is an international paper and packaging business with over “50,000 team members  … have more than 320 manufacturing facilities, design centers, research labs, and sales offices around the world “.(WestRock) 

WestRock announced on January 23, 2021 about getting Ransomware in both the Information Technology and Operational Technology systems.  WestRock filed two 8-K filings with the SEC on January 25th and 26th first introducing the attack and then to describe the ongoing investigation, cleanup of the incident, and plan to return to normal operation.  The company is mainly operational with specific parts of the company affected and are using alternative means to function and ship to customers.  CyberDefense firms have been employed to help WestRock CyberSecurity teams with mitigation, remediation, and recovery. The CEO, Steve Voorhees stated “We are working around the clock to complete our investigation and to restore normalized operations as quickly as possible “ and “WestRock teams are taking extraordinary steps to keep our mills and converting plants operational and to safely deliver to our customers.”

Sources:
https://ir.westrock.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/WestRock-Provides-Update-on-Ransomware-Incident/default.aspx
https://ir.westrock.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/WestRock-Reports-Ransomware-Incident/default.aspx
https://ir.westrock.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/WestRock-Reports-Ransomware-Incident/default.aspx
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/wrk/SecArticle?guid=14638726#A52367527EX99_1_HTM
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/wrk/SecArticle?guid=14635481#A52366644_EX991_HTM
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/wrk/financials/secfilings
https://www.securityweek.com/packaging-giant-westrock-says-ransomware-attack-impacted-ot-systems
https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/113843/malware/westrock-ransomware.html

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