FBI warns of ransomware attacks against Food and Agriculture sectors

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According to the agency, the impact of these ransomware attacks can be devastating for both small to big businesses.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued an alert to warn companies part of the food and agriculture sectors about the growing threat of ransomware attacks in these sectors. 

Companies Using Smart Technology Vulnerable to Attacks!

The growth in IoT devices across food and agriculture sectors has allowed threat actors to launch ransomware attacks. Research suggests that most food companies are now reliant on IoT devices and smart technology for their operations and processes. Attackers are looking to exploit these devices to fulfill their malicious objectives.

According to the Private Industry Notification released by the FBI

Cyber actors may gradually broaden their attack from just IT and business processes to also include the operational technology (OT) assets, which monitor and control physical processes, impacting industrial production regardless

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