At least one grocery store employee confirmed the attack. “I work at a grocery store and was told today that Dole was hit with a cyber attack,” Twitter user Cindy Matharu posted on Feb. 14.
The produce person at Kroger said Dole was under cyber attack and they may be out of lettuce for a while.— Rock✝️ (@URdreamingnow) February 13, 2023
I work at a grocery store and was told today that Dole was hit with a cyber attack.— Cindy Matharu (@CindyMatharu) February 14, 2023
The lack of news coverage may have been due to the fact that the Ohio train derailment and other disasters were dominating the headlines. Some evidently viewed the incident as a threat to the U.S. food supply. “Just a few days of interruptions will empty shelves pretty quick,” one Twitter user observed.
A production plant at Dole got hit with a cyber attack last week that left them without power for a couple days. That’s why you won’t see many salads on the shelf at the grocery store this week. https://t.co/AxlmAdjiS8— 𝓨𝓮𝓻𝓻𝓪 🌨️ (@sierraplz) February 20, 2023
Some were quick to note what appears to be an increasing number of incidents affecting food manufacturers and other critical industries. A few placed blame on the U.S. government rather than on external enemies. “[Three] train derailments and a gas line leak in a week, Dole is under cyber attack, food plants burning down is all sabotage. We are under attack. [President Joe] Biden is a threat to National Security,” one user tweeted.
Dole foods had a huge cyber attack. That slowed and almost stopped the supply of food from them. Just a few days of interruptions will empty shelves pretty quick— GROUNDED FLIGHT (@nathanlogan1983) February 15, 2023
According to CBN News, cyberattacks increased 38 percent worldwide last year, and cybersecurity experts have warned more such attacks may be coming. CBN suggested January’s grounding of U.S. air traffic may have been the result of a cyberattack. While the Federal Aviation Administration attributed a computer outage to human error, CBN pointed out that Canada had a similar outage the same day. “This is what I would categorize as highly suspicious,” Eric Cole, a former CIA hacker, told the network. “It really does sound like a cyberattack and that something went wrong that was unplanned for.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
3 train derailments and a gas line leak in a week, Dole is under cyber attack, food plants burning down is all sabotage. We are under attack. Biden is a threat to National Security.— Rock✝️ (@URdreamingnow) February 14, 2023