Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New cyber-attack targets Iowa feed cooperative

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — New Cooperative, an Iowa based farm and grain cooperative, announced on Sept. 20 that its systems were offline following a recent cyber security incident.

“We have proactively taken our systems offline to contain the threat, and we can confirm it has been successfully contained. We also quickly notified law enforcement and are working closely with data security experts to investigate and remediate the situation,” New Cooperative said in a statement.

BlackMatter, a Russian cyber-attack group, has taken credit for the incident, and demanded $5.9 million for the financial and human resources information that it claimed. . .

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