Lion has been forced to shut down some of its IT systems as a result of a cyber attack.

The company said that the attack happened earlier this week and that as a result, Lion’s network and systems across Australia and New Zealand are currently down.

In its statement about the incident, Lion said: “Lion has experienced a cyber incident and has taken the precaution of shutting down our IT systems, causing some disruption to our suppliers and customers.

“We’re working with expert advisors to address the issue. We have alerted the authorities and are working hard to minimise disruption to customers and suppliers.

“We will provide further updates when we can, and we thank our customers and suppliers for their patience.”

7News reported that the brewer said it did not anticipate any supply issues as it currently has enough beer to satisfy demand.

TheShout has seen a letter Lion sent to suppliers about the attack, which said: “We don’t anticipate any issues in our upcoming payment timelines, however we will advise if the situation changes.

“Unfortunately, we currently don’t have an ETA for when this issue will be fixed, but our dedicated team are working urgently to resolve this as quickly as possible and we will be in touch with updates as they come.”

Australia has seen a number of cyber incidents already this year with those affected including government agency ServiceNSW, BlueScope Steel, logistics company Toll Group, and a financial services company, MyBudget.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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