Schreiber Foods hit with cyberattack; milk processing plants closed

Jan Shepel reports:

Milk distribution was in disarray in Wisconsin this week as one of the state’s larger milk processors, Schreiber Foods, was victimized by hackers demanding a rumored $2.5 million ransom to unlock their computer systems.

The cyberattack on the dairy processor came just as the New York Times published a front-page article headlined “Russia restarts cyber operations, despite rebuke” – referring to Russian-linked hackers. The article, which appeared Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, outlines how “Russia’s premiere intelligence agency has launched another campaign” to pierce computer networks of the U.S. government, corporations and think tanks.

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