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FBI warns of ransomware attacks targeting the food and agriculture sector

September 3, 2021

The FBI Cyber Division issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn of ransomware attacks targeting the Food and Agriculture sector disrupting its operations, causing financial loss and negatively impacting the overall food supply chain.

Small farms, large producers, processors and manufacturers, and markets and restaurants are particularly exposed to ransomware attacks.

“Cyber criminal threat actors exploit network vulnerabilities to exfiltrate data and encrypt systems in a sector that is increasingly reliant on smart technologies, industrial control systems, and internet-based automation systems.

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