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IT systems of Crystal Valley Cooperative brought down due to ransomware attack

On the 19th of September 2021, Crystal Valley experienced a ransomware attack that led to them having to shut down their IT systems and resulting in payments being paid to the farm supply and grain marketing cooperative via Visa, Mastercard and Discover Credit cards were stopped. Currently it is unknown which ransomware group are behind the attack.

“On Sunday, September 19, Crystal Valley was alerted we had been targeted in a ransomware attack. This attack has infected the computer systems at Crystal Valley and severely interrupted the daily operations of the company”– announcement by Crystal Valley.

Crystal Valley has also confirmed that they are working with cyber security experts to re-establish their IT system so that the impact of the attack won’t have a long-term impact on farmers that Crystal Valley supplies.

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