Food & Beverage

April 24, 2022: Coca-Cola Hit in Cyberattack

A ransomware gang that falls on the side of Russia said it purloined 161 GB of data from the Coca-Cola company.
Stormous ransomware group said it hacked servers belonging to the Coca-Cola company. Coca-Cola officials, on the other hand, said they are looking into the matter and have contacted law enforcement.
A note on Stormous’ leak site says the they stole 161 GB of data. The stolen file list shows file names suggesting that threat actors stole financial data, passwords, commercial accounts, email addresses, and other data, according to a report on CisoAdvisor.

November 9, 2021: Barcelona’s Damm Brewery Ransomware Attack

Spain's second biggest beer maker Damm halted output at its main brewery outside Barcelona after a cyber attack hit its computer systems earlier this week, a spokesperson said November 12.
The attack hit the brewery on Nov. 9 night and for a few hours the plant in El Prat de Llobregat, which produces 7 million hectolitres of beer a year, was "entirely paralyzed", said Olga Vidal, Damm's head of communications.
A Damm spokesperson said the brewery had suffered a “computer incident in the operating system,” which was “under investigation.”
The same spokesperson said the brewery had activated its emergency response plan and was now working to restore production to its normal level.
Sources close to the brewery said the attack would have been more catastrophic had it taken place in the summer months when more beer is consumed. At that time of year, stocks only last around three days.

October 9, 2021: Ransomware Strikes Candymaker

Ferrara, the Chicago-based manufacturer of candies like SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Nerds, Red Hots, Lemonhead candies, Boston Baked Beans, Atomic Fireballs, Pixy Stix and Everlasting Gobstoppers, has been able to resume production only “in select manufacturing facilities,” a spokesperson said.
Ferrara first noticed that hackers were encrypting its computers and demanding a payment on Oct. 9, and has hired outside experts to help restore its systems, the statement said. It disclosed the attack on Tuesday.
Hackers encrypted the company's computer system and demanded a payment.

December 21, 2021: Norwegian Food Producer Hit in Cyberattack

Nortura has been the victim of a computer attack. We have therefore decided to shut down our IT systems and remove Internet access at our locations to minimize possible damage to systems and operations.
The result is the activity at several factories and expeditions has been reduced until further notice.
We are now working to get a complete overview of the situation and the extent, as well as make plans to deal with the consequences of the situation that has arisen. The priority is securing data and stabilizing the systems.

January 28, 2022: UK Snack Provider Hit by Ransomware Attack

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.”

September 17, 2021: IA Ag Cooperative Hit In Ransomware Attack

An Iowa agricultural business, New Cooperative, suffered a ransomware attack and the criminal gang is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. And while the victim and the attacker quibble over if the organization is considered critical infrastructure or not, a vital system is shut down.
New Cooperative confirmed it had been hit with a cyberattack either late Friday or early Saturday and shut down its systems in response. Researchers are saying the cyber gang called BlackMatter, which has Russian ties, perpetrated the assault.
New Cooperative contained the breach and developed a workaround to continue accepting grain shipments and distributing feed.
The cooperative took its computer network offline to isolate the incursion and stopped its soil-mapping software — a master-control system that optimizes irrigation and fertilization — as a precaution.

May 30, 2021: Attack Shuts Operations of Global Meat Provider

Australian and North American units of the world’s largest meat works, Brazil’s JBS SA, suffered a cyberattack over the weekend by an assault on its information systems, effectively shutting down operations in some regions, company officials said.
The attack caused its Australian operations to shut down Monday. The company said it was working to resolve the incident.

January 1, 2005: PLC Crash In Food Plant

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 2005: Software Vendor Patch Crashes SCADA System

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

January 1, 2005: Partial Loss of PLC Program

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

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