Grain Cooperative Hacked in Iowa

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (DTN) — NEW Cooperative in Fort Dodge, Iowa, confirmed Monday it had been hit with a ransomware attack that affected the grain cooperative’s operations, which include 60 elevator locations across north-central and western Iowa.

Screenshots posted on Twitter show the grain cooperative was hit over the weekend by the group dubbed Blackmatter. Bloomberg reported the group was seeking $5.9 million to release NEW Cooperative from its ransomware.

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