One of the world’s biggest growers and distributors of fresh food, Dole Food Company, has disclosed that a ransomware attack has affected its business. There is now little information available, and the business is looking into “the scope of the event,” emphasizing minimal damage.
The business has a workforce of about 38,000 employees and generates $6.5 billion in revenue each year. Dole claims that it has already consulted with outside specialists that assist with the security and remediation of damaged systems in a statement on its website.
The incident has also been reported to law enforcement authorities. Dole described the impact as “minimal,” but a statement posted on Facebook by a Texan grocery store shows that the food giant was compelled to close its North American production facilities.