Black Basta decided not to hide and put all their cards on the table, adding the company to their list of victims.
The proof that Black Basta was behind the attack on Maple Leaf Foods was an entry on the website of the attackers. The ransomware kept the plot going for several weeks while the company investigated and dealt with the disruptions caused by the cyber incident.
It is worth noting that the hackers failed to completely stop the work of the largest meat producer in Canada - Maple Leaf Foods was able to restore some of the necessary systems and continue working with customers and suppliers, thereby minimizing the consequences of a cyber attack.
However, the attackers were still able to pull out some of the data from the company's systems. This was confirmed by a post on the Black Basta website, to which the hackers attached several confidential documents of Maple Leaf Foods. Experts suggest that some of the stolen information was obtained from the networks of the meat products manufacturer's factories and other facilities controlled by the company.
Maple Leaf Foods is Canada's largest producer of prepared meats and poultry, with 21 manufacturing facilities and 14,000 employees. In 2021, the company's sales were $3.3 billion.