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Paper Excellence mills in B.C. hit by malware attack


February 24, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Paper Excellence Canada is working to fix a malware issue affecting some of its mills in British Columbia.

According to a statement, the company became aware of the hit to its IT systems on the morning of Feb. 19.

The malware attack infiltrated Paper Excellence’s enterprise software, which has affected paper production at its Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River mills.

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The malware has also impacted communications at those mills, as well as at the Howe Sound mill and the company headquarters in Richmond.

Paper Excellence noted that certain product deliveries may be impacted as the issue is ongoing.

“The IT systems at each of the company’s facilities have been isolated. Work is currently underway to assess the scope and level of the impact and appropriate next steps to return to full production,” the company says in the statement.

External advisors are working with Paper Excellence to investigate and resolve the issue.