March 25, 2022

March 22nd, 2022: Miratorg Agribusiness Holding – Ransomware Attack

Industry: Producer & Supplier | Level: Strategic | Source: BleepingComputer

A ransomware attack using Windows BitLocker has hit Miratorg Agribusiness Holding, a meat supplier based in Moscow. The story reported by BleepingComputer believe the attack was conducted for “sabotage and not financial” with a focus of the attack against “VetIS, a state information system used by veterinary services and companies engaging in the field, making it likely a supply chain compromise.” Additionally, a machine translated statement from the company paints the attack as hostility from the West in regards to the Russia and Ukraine conflict “Probably, this incident is a manifestation of the informational and economic “total war” that the collective West unleashed against Russia. We are pushed to this assumption by the fact that during the entire existence of VetIS (more than 10 years) and tens of thousands of Russian and foreign software systems integrated with it, this has never happened.” Miratorg Agribusiness is working to restore business services.