FBI Warns of Continued Ransomware Attacks Targeting the Food and Agriculture Sectors fe-acc18info, fe-shopru

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Working to disrupt organizations involved with the United State’s food supply chain, ransomware gangs and their affiliates are the focus of the FBI’s latest warning to be vigilant.
Earlier this month, the Cyber Division of the FBI issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) notifying the food and agriculture sectors to be aware of strings of ransomware attacks designed to “disrupt operations, cause financial loss, and negatively impact the food supply chain.”
The notice cites size examples of ransomware attacks impacting the Food and Agriculture sectors dating from November of 2020 through July of 2021. It included, “food and agriculture businesses victimized by ransomware suffer significant financial loss resulting from ransom payments, loss of productivity, and remediation costs.”
The FBI also offered mitigation recommendations that include:
Threat actors are constantly coming out with new strains to evade detection. Is your network effective in blocking all of them when employees fall for social engineering attacks?
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