Iowa grain co-op hit by ransomware attack
A hacking group with ties to Russia launched a ransomware attack on Fort Dodge-based NEW Cooperative’s computer systems in mid-September, reportedly demanding $5.9 million to unlock the company’s files.
A separate cyberattack infected computer systems at Crystal Valley Cooperative in southern Minnesota, leaving the co-op unable to mix fertilizer or fulfill orders for livestock feed.
NEW Cooperative said in a statement that it took its computer systems offline to contain the attack and was working with data security experts to investigate and remedy ...
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