US farm loses $9 million in the aftermath of a ransomware attack

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A US farm lost a whopping $9 million due to a temporary shutdown of its farming operations following a ransomware attack earlier this year; the FBI said this week.

The incident, which took place in January 2021 after hackers gained access to the farm’s internal network through compromised admin credentials, is part of a series of examples the FBI included in a private security alert the agency sent on Wednesday to organizations in the US food and agriculture sector.

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