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

June 1, 2022


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

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified