March 19, 2024
Cyber attacks, cyber security incidents at the food industry in 2023.

Cyber incident overview

Major cyberattacks on the food industry 2023
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Which companies were affected by a cyber attack?

1January 2023CanadaToronto ONONAlcohol salesOntario, Retail,Groceries, Food,Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
2January 13, 2023USACoral Gables FLFLFruit and vegetable supplierFlorida, Miami-Dade County, Groceries, Food,Fresh Del Monte
3January 18, 2023United KingdomFast food restaurantsRansomwareUK, Groceries, Food,United Kingdom,Yum! Brands / KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell
4January 30, 2023PortugalMatosinhosBeer, beveragesRegião Norte, Groceries, Food,Super Bock Group
5February 2023USAFremont CACAFood deliveryCalifornia, Alameda County, Groceries, Food,Weee!
6Dez 2022 - Feb 2023USACollege Park GAGAFast food chainGeorgia, Fulton County, Clayton County, Groceries, Food,Chick-fil-A, Inc.
7February 22, 2023USAAnkeny IAIAFood delivery serviceIowa, Polk County, Groceries, Food,PurFood / Mom’s Meals
8February 2023USACharlotte NCNCFruits and vegetablesNorth Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Groceries, Food,Dole plc
9March 5, 2023USAHouston TXTXFood distributorTexas, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Transportation,Logistics,Groceries, Food,Sysco
10March 2023USAFort Worth TXTXFood distributorTexas, Tarrant County and others, Groceries, Food,Logistics,Transportation,Ben E. Keith
11March 2023SpainSan Sebastián de los ReyesPizza serviceComunidad de Madrid, Groceries, Food,Telepizza
12April 2023ColombiaMedellínFood groupDepartamento de Antioquia, Groceries, Food,Grupo Nutresa
13April 2023MexicoMexico CityBeverage companyGroceries, Food,Coca-Cola FEMSA
14May 19, 2023GermanyZschopauSNCatering providerSaxony, Erzgebirgskreis, Groceries, Food,Schlemmereck
15May 28, 2023SwitzerlandMatten bei Interlaken BEBEBreweryCanton of Bern, Groceries, Food,Rugenbräu AG,RugenbrAu AG
16May 31, 2023PhilippinesDrink producerGroceries, Food,?
17May 31, 2023USARestaurant chainGroceries, Food,?
18May 31, 2023USARetail chainRetail,Groceries, Food,?
19June 2023GermanyBad SchwalbachHEDairyHessen, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Groceries, Food,Schwälbchen Molkerei Jakob Berz AG,SchwAlbchen Molkerei Jakob Berz AG
20July 14, 2023FranceSaint-Laurent-de-CuvesSausage manufacturerNormandy, Département Manche, Groceries, Food,Leforgeais
21July 2023 ?CanadaToronto ONONGovernment-owned alcohol sales companyOntario, Groceries, Food,Retail,Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
22July 2023 ?USACamden NJNJFood companyNew Jersey, Camden County, Groceries, Food,Campbell Soup Company / Campell's
23August 10, 2023USAFitchburg WIWICheese makerWisconsin, Dane County, Groceries, Food,Emmi Roth USA
24August 2023NetherlandsLandgraafFood wholesalerLimburg, Groceries, Food,Heuschen & Schrouff
25September 2023AustriaVösendorfWine merchantLower Austria, Bezirk Mödling, Retail,Groceries, Food,Wein & Co,VOsendorf
26September 14, 2023NetherlandsJourePotato farmingFriesland, Groceries, Food,Royal HZPC
27September 21, 2023FranceArcis-sur-AubeAgricultural cooperativeGrand Est, Département Aube, Groceries, Food,Scara
28October 2023USALa Crosse WIWIRetail chainWisconsin, La Crosse County, Retail,Groceries, Food,Kwik Trip
29October 24, 2023CanadaLongueuil QCQCPig breeders associationQuébec, Montérégie, Groceries, Food,Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec
30October 26, 2023FranceSaint-Sulpice-la-PointeWinegrowers' cooperativeOccitanie, Département Tarn, Groceries, Food,Vinovalie
31November 12, 2023FinlandVantaaDeep-freeze warehouse operatorGroceries, Food,KWH Freeze
32November 2023ItalyMilanoCatering providerItalia,Groceries, Food,Compass Group Italia
33December 2023 ?AustraliaDandenong VICVICProbiotic drinksVictoria, Groceries, Food,Yakult Australia

Hacker attacks statistics

By month

Major cyberattacks on the food industry 2023 by month
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By country

Major cyberattacks on the food industry 2023 by country
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  • The statistics are based on the known incidents listed here.
  • Since only some of the cases become known, the evaluations are not representative.
  • Industries where incidents are immediately visible due to public access (e.g. healthcare) are more represented than others.
  • An incident may be assigned to multiple countries or industries. Also, a country cannot always be assigned. So the totals shown on the charts may be different.
  • The graphics may be reused according to the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 / CC BY 4.0 (attribution: KonBriefing Research).

Details, examples and sources

Flag USAFebruary 22, 2023
Cyber attack on a food delivery service in Iowa, USA
PurFood / Mom’s Meals - Ankeny, Iowa, USA (Polk County)
Flag USAFebruary 2023
Cyber attack on a supplier of fruits and vegetables
Dole plc - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (Mecklenburg County)
Flag PhilippinesMay 31, 2023
Drink producer from Philippines affected by cyber attack?
? - Philippines
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. restaurant chain affected by cyber attack?
? - USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag USAMay 31, 2023
U.S. retail chain affected by cyber attack?
? - USA
Vulnerabilities: Progress Software MOVEit Transfer
Flag CanadaJuly 2023 ?
Canadian government-owned alcohol sales company affected by cyberattack on service provider
Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Flag NetherlandsAugust 2023
Food wholesaler in the Netherlands affected by cyber attack
Heuschen & Schrouff - Landgraaf, Limburg, Netherlands
Flag FranceSeptember 21, 2023
Cyber attack on a agricultural cooperative in France
Scara - Arcis-sur-Aube, Grand Est, France


How many companies and organizations were affected by cyberattacks?

KonBriefing Research had counted 33 successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations for the period.

When did cyber attacks take place?

For 2023, KonBriefing Research counted the following successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations: January (4)  •  February (4)  •  March (3)  •  April (2)  •  May (5)  •  June (1)  •  July (3)  •  August (2)  •  September (3)  •  October (3)  •  November (2)  •  December (1)

Which industries were affected by cyberattacks?

For the year 2023, KonBriefing Research found successful cyberattacks on companies and organizations of the following industries: Food (33)  •  Agriculture (6)  •  Retail (5)  •  Transportation (2)  •  Online retailer (2)  •  Logistics (2)  •  Wholesale (1)  •  Service provider (1) (Multiple assignments possible).

About KonBriefing Research

KonBriefing Research is an independent researcher and analyst in the field of IT security, information security, risk management and compliance. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Germany.

About the author

Bert Kondruss
Bert Kondruss
Founder and managing director of KonBriefing Research

Cyber attacks worldwide

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