Tyson Foods Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack
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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