Production at agricultural giant Dole was disrupted following a ransomware attack, stating that the impact on operations was "limited."
"Upon learning of this incident, Dole moved quickly to contain the threat and engaged leading third-party cybersecurity experts, who have been working in partnership with Dole's internal teams to remediate the issue and secure systems," a statement from the company said.
Takeaway: This attack highlights the two key security areas leaders are prioritizing when it comes to ransomware: Obviously, they want to be able to spot incoming attacks to prevent the initial infection. However, an equally important aspect is resilience. If they are hit with ransomware, they want to be able to recover quickly and resume normal business operations with minimal disruption.
As well, data exfiltration and double extortion campaigns are a concern. But the nightmare scenario is being locked out of the business, hemorrhaging money, and facing the tough decision of whether or not to pay. The key is to begin reversing the effects of the attack immediately to minimize its impact.
"The Dole attack is the perfect example of how ransomware can put organizations in a pressure cooker. If they are locked out of their systems, they can't fulfill customer orders, they're losing more money every second that the system stays down,” Jon Miller, CEO and Co-founder at ransomware prevention specialist Halcyon, told The Register.
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Production at agricultural giant Dole was disrupted following a ransomware attack...
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