US farmer cooperative hit by $5.9M BlackMatter ransomware attack | Bleeping Computer

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NEW Cooperative, a farmers’ cooperative in the United States, was hit by the BlackMatter ransomware, which demanded $5.9m in exchange for not leaking stolen data and providing a decryptor. New Cooperative is an Iowa-based farmer’s feed and grain cooperative with more than sixty locations. The threat actors seek a $5.9m in a weekend ransomware attack, which will rise to $11.8 million if the ransom is not paid in five days. If a victim decides to pay, these ransom demands serve as a starting point for talks, which normally result in much lesser amounts. 



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