The Black Basta ransomware group has taken credit for the recently disclosed attack on Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf Foods.
To prove that they had access to Maple Leaf Foods systems, the cybercriminals made a number of screenshots of technical documents, financial data, and other corporate files available online. Early in November, Maple Leaf Foods reported that a cyberattack was to blame for an outage that was happening. The packaged meats business in Mississauga, Ontario, claimed it responded right away after becoming aware of the breach.
When cybercriminals use ransomware to encrypt files on compromised systems, victims frequently discover the hack at that point, possibly after the threat actor has already stolen a sizable amount of data.