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Britain KP Snacks has revealed it has been hit by a cyber-attack which could hit supplies of popular snacks

Exploit: Ransomware

KP Snacks: Food Manufacturer

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Risk to Business: 1.321= Extreme

Food company KP snacks, manufacturer of beloved British snacks like Hula Hoops, KP Nuts, Butterkist popcorn and Nik Naks, was hit with a ransomware attack in late January that may impact its production. Conti ransomware operators have claimed responsibility. The company informed retailers in early February that the attack had impacted its manufacturing and distribution, and that product shortages may continue into March.

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Individual Risk: 1.304= Extreme

Researchers discovered samples of some of the data it had infiltrated on its dark web leak page, including confidential employee data such as home addresses and phone numbers, employment contracts, credit card statements and even birth certificates.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Ransomware attacks against manufacturing targets have become increasingly prominent as cybercriminals look for a quick payday from businesses that they shut down.

Source: Reuters