JFC International compromised with a ransomware attack
JFC International has reported that some of its IT networks have been compromised by a ransomware attack. The food giant is one of Asian food products’ main producers and wholesalers in Europe and the US. The attacks have reportedly damaged the European Group of JFC International and the organization anticipates the resumption of regular activities. The event has also been confirmed by JFC International, law enforcement, staff, and partners.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Unites States, JFC International is a leading producer and wholesaler of Asian foodstuffs in the US. JFC International also purchases branded goods from other international firms, in addition to its own products. The official creation of the company was in 1958 and eventually named in 1978, but it operated in various ways from 1906 onwards. It belongs to the Japanese Kikkoman company.
JFC International also undertakes a thorough forensic inquiry to ascertain what the cyber-attack source was. As per a comment published on the company’s European website, the servers affected were reportedly already protected. What kind of ransomware was involved in the attack or whether anyone compromised due to the incident, such details remain unknown. Any personal information may be accessible to the perpetrators since JFC defined the case as a data protection event.
“JFC International (Europe) was recently subject to a ransomware attack that briefly disrupted its IT systems. A full forensic investigation by in-house specialists together with external cyber experts was immediately started and is underway. The normal conduct of business in Europe will be up and running after a brief interruption for security reasons,” as mentioned in a press release published by the company. “The affected servers were secured. JFC International (Europe) is cooperating closely with the relevant authorities,” states the company.
The organization reported security events to staff and business associates and advised the competent authorities. With the aid of external cyber specialists, the firm investigated the intrusions and confirmed that the compromised servers had already been protected. Initially while giving the statement, it’s not really clear which of the ransomware families was responsible for the attack are involved and whether the attackers have stolen any information.
“A full forensic investigation by in-house specialists together with external cyber experts was immediately started and is underway. Normal conduct of business in Europe will be up and running after a brief interruption for security reasons. The affected servers were secured,” the company said in a statement posted on its European website.