The Des Moines Register reports on a cyberattack on Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. of Arcadia IA by the BlackByte ransomware gang. BlackByte warns it will expose 100 gigabytes of sensitive data such as financial, sales and accounting information, should its ransom demand go unmet.
The attack follows September cyberattacks on The New Cooperative, a 60-site farm services organization in Ft. Dodge IA that is still is working to restore operations, and the Crystal Valley Cooperative, a leading farm and grain cooperative headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. Five cybersecurity experts offer perspective.