Conti Ransomware hits British Company KP Snacks

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KP Snacks was hit by Conti Ransomware group last week and so a legal counsel and a team of security experts have been hired to investigate the incident to the core. KP stands for Kenyon Produce (KP) and is known to produce famous snacks such as Skips, Hula Hoops, Penn State Pretzels, McCoy’s, Nut Medleys, Veg Crisps, Furrows Crisps, Popcorn, Tyrrells, Pom-Bear, Wheat Crunchies and popchips. All the snacks are prepared with ingredients such as maize, potato, chocolate dips, and nuts healthily.

Highly placed sources state that the company is constantly receiving threats from Conti gang that is asking millions to free up the data from encryption. The deadline has been set to February 6th,2022 after which the hackers are threatening to leak the stolen data on the dark web.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt that the stolen info includes some sensitive details such as credit card details, birth certificates, spreadsheets, employee addresses, phone numbers and confidential agreements.

KP apologized for the incident and assured to its customers, suppliers and partners that it will keep them posted with the latest from time to time. By the way, the company’s IT staff was probing down an IT outage on January 28th,2022 and during that probe, they identified the downtime as the one triggered by Conti malware.

For your information, Conti Ransomware is a malware that is being distributed by Wizard Spider hacking gang that is being funded by Russian intelligence that is also known to distribute Ryuk, TrickBot and BazarLoader.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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