Ransomware Sinks Teeth into Candy-Corn Maker Ahead of Halloween

Chicago-based Ferrara acknowledged an Oct. 9 attack that encrypted some systems and disrupted production. The manufacturer of some of Halloween’s most popular sweet treats has been hit with a ransomware…

Candy corn producer says ransomware incident 'not likely' to sour Halloween supplies

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A major U.S. candy-maker says it’s returning to service after a ransomware incident in which intruders interrupted operations at some facilities…

CISA says BlackMatter ransomware group behind recent attacks on agriculture companies

CISA, the FBI and NSA officially implicated the BlackMatter ransomware group in the recent attacks on two agriculture companies, confirming the assessments of some security researchers who said the gang…

How to Stay Safe from BlackMatter Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) all provide data that can assist companies in defending against and…

Feds Warn BlackMatter Ransomware Gang is Poised to Strike

An advisory by the CISA, FBI and NSA reveals hallmark tactics of and shares defense tips against the cybercriminal group that’s picked up where its predecessor DarkSide left off. Federal…

US Authorities Issue BlackMatter Ransomware Alert

US Authorities Issue BlackMatter Ransomware Alert The US authorities have released more details on emerging ransomware group BlackMatter, which it says has already targeted multiple critical infrastructure providers in the…

NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A government advisory published Monday warned that BlackMatter ransomware attackers are going after U.S. critical infrastructure, including food and agriculture organizations,…

Olympus Cyberattack Happening During the Weekend

Cyberattacks seem to have no end. A new one targeted Olympus, a firm that specializes in medical technology, over the weekend, on Sunday, October 10. Following this Olympus cyberattack, the…

Olympus suffers second cyberattack in 2021

On Tuesday, Japanese tech manufacturer Olympus said that it was investigating a cyberattack on its IT systems in the US, Canada, and Latin America.  The company said the cybersecurity incident was…

Olympus probes apparent cyberattack, its second in less than a month

Written by Aj Vicens Oct 12, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Japanese technology manufacturer Olympus announced Tuesday that it was investigating “a potential cybersecurity incident” affecting IT systems in the U.S., Canada,…