everest attacks Martinson's Garden Works

Incident Date:

January 21, 2022

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everest attacks Martinson's Garden Works


Martinson's Garden Works




Ridgeland, USA

Minnesota, USA

First Reported

January 21, 2022

Martinson's Garden Works Suffers Ransomware Attack

Overview of the Incident

Martinson's Garden Works, a venerable second-generation, family-owned garden center and landscape company located in Ridgeland, Mississippi, recently fell victim to a ransomware attack perpetrated by the Everest group. This incident was disclosed on the group's dark web leak site. Martinson's Garden Works has a longstanding presence in the Software sector, providing Madison County residents with garden and landscape services for over three decades.

The company is celebrated for its landscaping prowess, notably with Randy Graves, their in-house landscape architect, who has been featured in more than 30 garden magazines. Offering services ranging from landscape design to container garden design, Martinson's Garden Works boasts the most extensive selection of outdoor pottery in Mississippi. Despite its success and expertise in landscaping, the company's digital security measures and the specifics of its vulnerabilities that led to this ransomware attack remain undisclosed.

Details of the Attack

The Everest ransomware group has taken credit for the attack, though the specifics of the attack and the full extent of the damage inflicted have yet to be made public. As of now, Martinson's Garden Works has not issued an official statement regarding the attack or outlined the steps being taken to address the situation. This lack of communication underscores the often chaotic aftermath of cyberattacks, where businesses scramble to assess and mitigate damages.

Ransomware attacks like the one suffered by Martinson's Garden Works are a stark reminder of the critical importance of cybersecurity. These incidents highlight the necessity for businesses of all sizes and sectors to implement comprehensive security measures to safeguard against ransomware and other cyber threats.


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