Distributor of Asian food JFC International hit by Ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini March 02, 2021

JFC International, a major wholesaler and distributor of Asian food products in the United States, was hit by ransomware.

JFC International, a major distributor and wholesaler of Asian food products, announced it has recently suffered a ransomware attack.

The ransomware attack only impacted JFC International’s Europe Group, the malware caused the disruption of some of its IT systems.

“JFC International (Europe) was recently subject to a ransomware attack that briefly disrupted its IT systems. A full forensic investigation by inhouse 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.” reads a press release published by the company. “The affected servers were secured. JFC International (Europe) is cooperating closely with the relevant authorities.”

The company notified relevant authorities and reported the security incident to employees and business partners.

The company is investigating the intrusion with the help of external cyber experts, it announced that the affected servers were already secured.

At the time of this writing, it is not clear which is the family of ransomware involved in the attack and whether any information was stolen by the attackers.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, cybersecurity)

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