UK Snack Provider Hit by Ransomware Attack

February 4, 2022

INCIDENT

A British snack food provider, Kenyon Produce (KP) Snacks, suffered an attack by the Conti ransomware group, which had an effect on distribution to supermarkets, and could now be in negotiations for the decryption key. The German-owned company said it became aware of the attack on January 28, and it immediately took steps to contain the attack. A letter from KP Snacks sent to store owners February 2 said it its systems had been “compromised by ransomware” and it “cannot safely process orders or dispatch goods.”

Company press reports are confusing, because they say that "Deliveries delayed" for 2 months time and they can't "safely deliver snacks." BUT they also say they will use up existing stock and cap orders so can logically conclude production has halted.

Incident Date

January 28, 2022

Estimated Cost

Halted production, delayed deliveries for 2 months, & capped orders

Type of Malware

Threat Source