Molson Coors beer production disrupted by huge computer hack

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The making of Miller and Coors beer has been disrupted by a massive computer hack.

Molson Coors — the Chicago-based company behind the popular cold ones — revealed the vexing “cybersecurity incident” in a regulatory filing Thursday.

The company also makes and distributes Molson, Blue Moon, Carling, Killian’s Irish Red, Foster, Pilsner Urquell and Peroni, among other brands.

Molson Coors is “working around the clock to get its systems back up as quickly as possible,” the paperwork said of the hack, which has delayed some production and shipments of the brands.

“We have engaged a leading forensic IT firm to assist our investigation into the incident,” top spokesman Adam Collins told the Associated Press.

“We will continue to communicate with our business partners with updates,” he said.

The beer break-in is the latest in a series of high-profile hacks.

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Molson Coors revealed the vexing “cybersecurity incident” in a regulatory filing Thursday.
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Earlier this month, hackers tapped into 150,000 live security-camera feeds, and thousands of small businesses and government offices were compromised by a coding flaw in Microsoft’s email program.

The White House is continuing to investigate Russia’s alleged SolarWinds hack of government agencies, and other hacks this year targeted the Pfizer vaccine, and attempted to poison the water supply of the Florida city of Oldsmar.

With Post wires

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