INCIDENT: Ransomware Attack Forces Agricultural Grain Firm in Minnesota to Take Systems Offline

Minnesota agricultural firm Crystal Valley Cooperative targeted in a ransomware attack prompting it to take operating systems offline and to stop accepting major credit cards. . The attack left Crystal Valley unable to mix fertilizer or fulfill orders for livestock feed for 4 days. Grain elevators switched to manual operations issuing paper tickets when receiving grain.

Incident Date

September 19, 2021

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Minnesota grain handler targeted in ransomware attack

Industries:

Impacts

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