Wegmans Food Markets Inc. an American Supermarket Chain headquartered in New York has filed a lawsuit against Chilean Seafood Supplier, Invermar, for allowing hackers to pocket its payments through a cybersecurity flaw.
Sources say that the Food retailer has sued the seafood supplier for $900,000 and is interested in adding more to the lawsuit when it reaches the final stages.
As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, Invermar’s poor cybersecurity policies allowed hackers to break into its electronic systems and re-routed payments made to Wegmans into their pockets.
When Wegmans launched a detailed probe on this note, it found that few of the Invermay’s IT assets were compromised and the payments meant to reach its accounts, was re-routed by hackers to some remote bank accounts located in an African Continent.
The company filed a lawsuit in this regard last week and is in an intention to recover the diverted money. It also wants to add some more expenses to the lawsuit for its efforts like hiring a cybersecurity firm for investigation and such.
On the other hand, Invermar, which does Salmon processing in Chile, has been in business association with Wegmans from the past decade or so. But the latest file suit has full potential to strain its future business association with the Rochester based company.
So, the Salman processing company is ready to make efforts to solve the lawsuit amicably outside court.
Note 1- Invermar has launched a separate probe on this note and is yet to disclose its intentions on an official note.
Note 2- Wegmans has made it official that hackers did not intercept its network and so no data was compromised on its database. However, the company clarified that the hackers intercepted the payments in transit and hopes to recover the finances as soon as possible.