Earlier this April, Meade Tractor, a family-owned business, suffered a cyber attack. Now, Royal ransomware has claimed responsibility for the Meade Tractor cyber attack, a week after Black Basta allegedly hacked Meade Tractor and posted details about the attack on its leak website.
The attack on Meade Tractor’s website is yet to be verified because the company has not released any official statement addressing the security incident.
The Cyber Express team has reached out to the company but is yet to receive confirmation regarding the Meade Tractor cyber attack.
However, it is worth noting that another notorious threat actor got their hands on Meade Tractor’s data last week, making them vulnerable to more potential cyber-attacks.
If the claims by the threat actor are true, the Meade Tractor cyber attack can put the company at a lot of risks, including but not limited to customer trust and a decrease in the number of visitors to the website.
Meade Tractor Cyber Attack: What we know so far
In a tweet, security researcher Dominic Alvieri posted screenshots of the post shared by Royal Ransomware where the hacker collective claimed the Meade Tractor cyber attack. “Royal Ransomware just posted Meade Tractor which Black Basta posted last week,” read the tweet.
Meade Tractor has built a reputation for exceptional customer service and product support across Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The company values honest business and always aims to find the right solution for its customers’ needs.
The attack by Royal Ransomware is not new because the threat actors have been actively participating in criminal activities in the US since the past few days.
The Play ransomware group’s cyber attack spree continues to wreak havoc across the US, with reports of several cities falling victim to their malicious activities.
Meade Tractor Cyber Attack: Royal ransomware gang goes on a spree
The Meade Tractor cyber attack by the royal ransomware is just the tip of the iceberg. Reports suggest that the actor’s latest targets include the City of Lowell, Massachusetts, and the City of Dallas, Texas.
According to sources, the cybercriminals managed to infiltrate the computer systems of both cities, resulting in sensitive data being held hostage.
The impact of such attacks on the functioning of crucial systems can be significant, causing chaos and disruption to daily operations.
The Meade Tractor cyber attack is a cautionary tale for businesses to take proactive measures to protect themselves from cyber threats.
Companies must ensure that their cybersecurity protocols are up-to-date and effective and that employees are trained to detect and prevent cyber-attacks.