Tyson Foods Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack

November 21, 2023 11:12 am

Tyson Foods, the popular chicken, beef and pork processor company has fallen victim to a ransomware attack by Snatch ransomware cartel.  Snatch is a lesser-known ransomware group, who uses a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) distribution model and exploits victims through Remote-Desktop-Protocol (RDP) vulnerabilities.

 

Although the attackers did not reveal the type of information they assessed, they did reveal that they have information regarding the company’s future plans.  Tyson Foods is a multinational food industry, and the lack of information could mean a breach of one of their minor systems or a separate plant of Tyson Foods.

 

Meat producers are a profit-making target for cyber criminals, and can cause a lot of damage.  When JBS, the world’s largest meat processing company, was hit with a ransomware attack, they were forced to shut down operations for a day and eventually paid an $11 million ransom.

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