The Conti gang strikes again, disrupting the nom-merchant’s supply chain and threatening empty supermarket shelves lasting for weeks.
KP Snacks, maker of the high-end Tyrrell’s and Popchips potato-chip brands, has suffered a ransomware attack that it said could impact deliveries to supermarkets through the end of March – at the earliest.
The British company (also the purveyor of deeply English treats such as Skips prawn cocktail snacks and Butterkist toffees) said that the Conti gang was behind the strike, which was discovered on Monday, according to reports. True to form, the cyberattackers also stole data in a classic double-extortion gambit, posting “proof” of the steal on its leak site.
According to Better Retailing, which first reported the incident, the crisps connoisseur sent its merchant partners a letter on Wednesday explaining the situation, noting that it “cannot safely process orders or dispatch goods.”
“We have teams working through the resolution, but it is unknown when this will be resolved,” the letter, obtained by the outlet, read. “Expect supply issues on base stock and promotions until further notice…initial discussions have highlighted that no orders will be being placed or delivered for a couple of weeks at least and service