Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc is a logistics, bottling and manufacturing company that works with many different beverage providers. The company specializes in producing and managing different beverages and is a resource for many local businesses. This company was recently hacked and may have exposed some of its customers in the process.
When the team at Nor-Cal noted there was a network breach, one or more individuals broke into the file server and encrypted essential company files. When the files were encrypted, it led to slowdowns within the company and some serious problems for the organization as well. It wasn't until later that Norcal got all the details surrounding the attack.
The Nor-Cal data breach was first identified on February 3, 2023 and it persisted for one full day. During this time many file system documents were encrypted and the attackers began demanding a ransom payment to unlock the documents. It's unclear whether the organization paid off the attackers or not, but the company quickly got cyber security professionals to work on the case.
This Nor-Cal Beverage Co. breach affects customers that employ the organization to manage their bottling services, their equipment manufacturing, and the other services they need. Many companies trust Norcal with private data, and that data may have been exposed due to the attack.
The Nor-Cal Beverage Co attack impacts thousands of files potentially, though we don't know which files were copied and which were not. Anyone that receives a notice about the attack should take steps to freeze their credit and monitor any changes to their financial accounts and their credit for potential issues.