Ransom demanded after AKVA group victim of ransomware attack

SalmonBusiness reports:

On Monday morning, it was announced that the aquaculture equipment manufacturer on Sunday was hit by an extensive cyber attack.

AKVA group CEO Knut Nesse told the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv that the cyber attack was ransomware. This is malicious software that infects computer systems and displays messages demanding a fee to be paid in order for the system to work again.

“Those who have attacked us have obtained our production data (ERP system). It is blocked and ransomware has now been inserted,” he told DN.


Among the systems affected is the software Fishtalk that AKVA group supplies to a wide range of fish farming companies.

Read more on SalmonBusiness.  The breach was first revealed in a stock exchange announcement.

h/t, @Chum1ng0

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