ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WestRock companionship (WRK) today announced that on Jan. 23, 2021, the company detected a ransomware incident impacting certain of its operational and information technology systems. Promptly upon its spotting of the incident, the fellowship initiated reception and containment protocols. The Companys security teams, supplemented by lead cyber defense firms, are working to remediate this incident. The companion has notified law enforcement and reached out to its customers to apprise them of the situation. Systems recovery efforts are in outgrowth and being implemented as quickly as possible, and teams are working to maintain the Companys business operations and to derogate the impact on its customers and teammates. Although WestRock is actively managing this incident and will keep to do so, it has caused and may continue to cause delays in parts of the Companys business and may outcome in a deferral or red of revenue and incremental costs that may adversely impact WestRocks financial results. Read full disclosure on SeekingAlpha, who subsequently reported that WestRock shares were down 3.5% pre-market. As we’ve seen repeatedly, however, most down-turns linked to security incidents are temporary.