Sponsored By

REvil Ransomware Hits Jack Daniel's Manufacturer

Attackers who targeted US spirits manufacturer Brown-Forman reportedly stole a terabyte of confidential data.

Dark Reading Staff

August 18, 2020

1 Min Read

Brown-Forman, a major US manufacturer of alcoholic beverage brands including Jack Daniel's and Finlandia, has reportedly been targeted with a REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware attack. 

The Louisville, Ky.-based company was able to intervene before attackers could encrypt its systems, Bloomberg reports. It's now working with law enforcement and third-party experts to mitigate the incident. While there is no confirmation on when the attack took place, a Forbes report indicates the intruders were in Brown-Forman's environment for more than a month.

In an anonymous message to Bloomberg, attackers claimed to copy a terabyte of confidential data and said they would publish it. The website where they promised to share the information lists the victims of REvil ransomware, also known as Sodinokibi, a prolific ransomware-as-a-service threat that emerged on the threat landscape in early 2019.

Read more details here.

About the Author(s)

Dark Reading Staff

Dark Reading

Dark Reading is a leading cybersecurity media site.

Keep up with the latest cybersecurity threats, newly discovered vulnerabilities, data breach information, and emerging trends. Delivered daily or weekly right to your email inbox.

You May Also Like


More Insights