KP Snacks hit with ransomware attack

British food producer KP Snacks was hit with a ransomware attack last week.

In a statement to ZDNet, the company said it discovered the ransomware attack on Friday, January 28. 

“As soon as we became aware of the incident, we enacted our cybersecurity response plan and engaged a leading forensic information technology firm and legal counsel to assist us in our investigation,” a company spokesperson said. 

“Our internal IT teams continue to work with third-party experts to assess the situation. We have been continuing to keep our colleagues, customers, and suppliers informed of any developments and apologize for any disruption this may have caused.”

The company has more than 2,000 employees and brings in over $630 million annual revenue. 

The company would not confirm who launched the attack, but the Conti ransomware group added KP Snacks to its victim leak site, threatening to leak information stolen from them on February 6. 

Better Retailing reported that store owners received messages notifying them of the ransomware attack and saying they “cannot safely process orders or dispatch goods.” The note added that stores should “expect supply issues on base stock and promotions until further notice.”

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