BlogNews28TH JUN 2024
AuthorSamir Yawar
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Agropur data breach puts major North American dairy giant into focus

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BlogNews28TH JUN 2024
3 min read
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Agropur data breach puts major North American dairy giant into focus

AuthorSamir Yawar
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Agropur, one of North America's largest dairy cooperatives, has informed its customers of a data breach involving the exposure of some shared online directories. We’ll be taking a look at the Agropur data breach and its ramifications for daily operations.

Agropur, which processes 6.7 billion liters of milk annually from 2,908 farm units and employs 7,500 people, produces a variety of dairy products, including milk, cheese, butter, cream, and ice cream. The cooperative generates an annual revenue of $5.1 billion (USD) and owns prominent brands such as Natrel, Lucerne, Sealtest Dairy, Island Farms, and Oka.

Agropur data breach details


The data breach was brought to light on June 25 after a tip was received. Agropur has since confirmed the data exposure but has not provided further details due to the ongoing investigation.

tip regarding Agropur facing data breach
Agropur notifies customers about data breach | Source: BleepingComputer

While the breach has not affected the company's transactional systems or disrupted its core operations, Agropur has initiated an investigation to assess the scope and impact on its clients. The company is working with external cybersecurity experts and law enforcement agencies to address the situation.

Agropur responds to data breach incident

"There is no evidence that the exposed data has been misused," Agropur stated.

We have alerted customers out of an abundance of caution to raise awareness of potential risks until our investigation concludes and more information is available."

In response to inquiries from BleepingComputer, an Agropur spokesperson confirmed the incident, emphasizing that the breach was limited to a portion of the company's shared online directory and did not impact transactional systems or operational continuity.

"Upon detecting the issue, we immediately launched an investigation and implemented corrective measures to mitigate the impact," the spokesperson said. "To avoid prejudicing the investigation, we will not comment further at this time."

The specific types of exposed data and the number of affected individuals remain undetermined.

Agropur advises registered members and account holders of its brands to be vigilant against phishing attempts, as the exposed data could be used in targeted attacks.

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FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
Information at risk in a data breach can include personal details (names, addresses, social security numbers), financial information (credit card numbers, bank account details), login credentials, medical records, and other sensitive data. The severity of the breach depends on the type and amount of information compromised.