US agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO suffered a ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The American agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO announced that has suffered a ransomware attack that impacted its production facilities. US authorities recently warned of the risks of ransomware attacks against the US agriculture sector.

Flaws in John Deere Systems Show Agriculture's Cyber Risk

Data Breach Today

John Deere, Researchers Spar Over Impact of Vulnerabilities Flaws uncovered in tractor manufacturer John Deere's systems underscore the cyber risks that come in tandem with the productivity gains from high-tech farming.


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FBI warns of ransomware attacks targeting the food and agriculture sector

Security Affairs

FBI warns ransomware gangs are actively targeting organizations in the food and agriculture sector. Small farms, large producers, processors and manufacturers, and markets and restaurants are particularly exposed to ransomware attacks.

Top AI trends to expect in manufacturing, agriculture and government

Information Management Resources

While it’s impossible to predict the future with certainty, technologies that incorporate AI and automation are maturing at an incredibly rapid rate across some industries. Artificial intelligence Data strategy Machine learning

Cyber Attack Halts Production at Ag Equipment Maker AGCO Fendt

The Security Ledger

A cyber attack has disrupted the operations of AGCO/Fendt, a major manufacturer of agricultural equipment, the company has acknowledged. Related Stories Feel Good Ukraine Tractor Story Highlights Ag Cyber Risk DEF CON: Security Holes in Deere, Case IH Shine Spotlight on Agriculture Cyber Risk Episode 218: Denial of Sustenance Attacks -The Cyber Risk To Agriculture. Cyber attacks on agriculture on the rise.

Feel Good Ukraine Tractor Story Highlights Ag Cyber Risk

The Security Ledger

Related Stories DEF CON: Security Holes in Deere, Case IH Shine Spotlight on Agriculture Cyber Risk Episode 235: Justine Bone of MedSec on Healthcare Insecurity Episode 234: Rep. Growing Threats to agriculture. And we’ve already seen early signs that the agriculture sector is “in play” for cybercriminal groups – many with sympathies for the Russian government, if [link] direct links to it. Namely: direct cyber attacks on agricultural equipment in the field.

GUEST ESSAY: Why organizations need to prepare for cyber attacks fueled by quantum computers

The Last Watchdog

In today’s times, we are more aware of cyberattacks as these have become front-page news. We most recently witnessed this as Russia invaded Ukraine. Cyberattacks were used as the first salvo before any bullet or missile was fired. Related: The role of post-quantum encryption.

Crystal Valley hit by ransomware attack, it is the second farming cooperative shut down in a week

Security Affairs

Minnesota-based farming supply cooperative Crystal Valley was hit by a ransomware attack, it is the second attack against the agriculture business in a few days.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 365 by Pierluigi Paganini

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Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm

Security Affairs

Since at least 2014, experts at FireEye have observed the APT32 group targeting foreign corporations with an interest in Vietnam’s manufacturing, consumer products, and hospitality sectors.

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Krebs on Security

In the video, the REvil representative stated that the most desirable targets for the group were agriculture companies, manufacturers, insurance firms, and law firms.

EU Parliament and Council of the EU Reach Agreement on Data Governance Act

Hunton Privacy

The European Commission also indicated it will further develop and fund European data spaces to “pool data in key strategic sectors and areas of public interest, such as health, agriculture and manufacturing.”.

Israel announced to have foiled an attempted cyber-attack on defence firms

Security Affairs

Israel ‘s defence ministry announced to have foiled an attempted cyber attack by a foreign threat actors group targeting the country’s defence manufacturers.

European Commission Releases Factsheet on Artificial Intelligence

Hunton Privacy

The factsheet also includes some examples of projects conducted by the Commission in AI (including in agriculture, data and eHealth, public administration and services, and transport and manufacturing). On July 4, 2019, the European Commission published a factsheet on artificial intelligence (“AI”) for Europe (the “Factsheet”).

Special-Purpose Vehicle Maker Aebi Schmidt Hit by Malware

Security Affairs

The Aebi Schmidt Group is a manufacturer of product systems and services for the management, cleaning and clearance of traffic areas as well as for the maintenance of green areas in demanding terrain. Aebi Schmidt focuses on manufacturing agricultural, municipal and other special-purpose vehicles, including snow blowers, street cleaners, and other machinery used in airports. “Aebi Schmidt, a European manufacturing giant with operations in the U.S.,

High Severity DoS bug affects Several Yokogawa products

Security Affairs

A serious DoS flaw affects several industrial automation products manufactured by the Yokogawa Electric. Affected products are used in a broad range of industries worldwide, mainly in the energy, critical manufacturing, and food and agriculture sectors. The DoS vulnerability in several Yokogawa Electric products affects the Open Communication Driver for Vnet/IP, a real-time plant network system for process automation.

Microsoft warns of a large-scale BEC campaign to make gift card scam

Security Affairs

The attackers targeted organizations in multiple industries, including the consumer goods, process manufacturing and agriculture, real estate, discrete manufacturing, and professional services sectors.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records. The majority of those came from a credential-stuffing attack targeting Spotify and a data leak at the messaging app GO SMS Pro, which you can learn more about below.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2020 ­– 7 billion records breached

IT Governance

Tait Towers Manufacturing discloses security incident affecting employee data (unknown). Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation is notifying clients of a privacy breach (134).

Working for the TVA

Unwritten Record

RG 142, Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Maps Relating to Agriculture. By then, farmers had learned some respect for manufactured fertilizer, and the TVA donated phosphate-based fertilizer to selected farmers who agreed to make certain changes in the way they used their land.

Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

The economic sectors represented by ten or more survey respondents include the following: agriculture; construction; manufacturing; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; real estate rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; management services; waste management; educational services; and arts and entertainment.

Congress Passes Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022

Data Matters

The U.S. Congress has passed a significant new cybersecurity law that will require critical infrastructure entities to report material cybersecurity incidents and ransomware payments to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within 72 and 24 hours, respectively.

CCC Days at RoleModel Software: Part 2

Role Model Software

Then, the team tagged RoleModel’s software case studies with the titles they came up with; things like “Manufacturing”, “Healthcare”, and “Agriculture”, among others.

Queens of the Air: American Women Aviation Pioneers

Unwritten Record

She grew up in Texas and briefly attended college at the Colored Agricultural and Normal University in Oklahoma before dropping out due to a lack of tuition money. Her plane was a Stinson Detroiter (manufactured by the Stinson Aircraft Company) that she named the American Girl.

Now Showing: George Washington Carver on Kodachrome

Unwritten Record

During his time at Tuskegee, Dr. Carver published forty-four bulletins for farmers covering many agricultural topics, with the most popular being How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption. Though many of the earliest Kodachrome films suffer from severe color fading, the stock used for this film was manufactured once Kodak had perfected the Kodachrome chemistry.

Visual Cues and Clues: Looking ON the Photo

Unwritten Record

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.” Notches in film were used to identify the type of film and the date of its manufacturer. Photograph of Researcher in the Central Search Room of the National Archives Building.

RFID Market – Global Forecast to 2023

RFID Global Solution, Inc.

The RFID ecosystem comprises chip and inlay providers, tag manufacturers, reader and software providers, and system integrators. Manufacturers of field devices such as sensors, controllers, actuators, relays, and valves. Software designers and manufacturers. Animal Tracking/Agriculture. MarketsandMarkets. June 2017.

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins – Part 1

Data Protection Report

The Data Strategy proposed the establishment of nine common European data spaces for data sharing and pooling, including health, mobility, manufacturing, financial services, energy, and agriculture. On 25 November 2020, the European Commission ( EC ) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR ), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data. This is part one of a series of three blog posts.

Summer Road Trip: Chicago and Pittsburgh

Unwritten Record

While we enjoy the modern cosmopolitan sights, it’s fun to remember the lengthy history of the city as an agricultural and industrial hub. The photographs in the American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs (165-WW NAID 533461 ) of people at work are fascinating: ( 165-WW-594A-2 : Shells manufactured for Ordnance Dept.; 165-WW-593A-18 : Routing and Milling Machine Department in the plant of United Manufacturing and Distributing Co., We head next to Chicago!

EU: Competition policy in the digital era (Part 1)

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

The benefits are enormous, as digital communication facilitates exchanges and searches, and enhances consumer choices not only in purchasing consumer goods, but also in finance, healthcare, and producing industries from manufacture to agriculture. This article is part of a series of articles exploring the regulatory challenges of the digital society from a competition law and data protection perspective within the European Union. By Bertold Bar-Bouyssiere & Patrick Van Eecke.

Summer’s Last Hurrah

Unwritten Record

As the United States became a more industrialized society, fairs reflected this change by including not only agricultural products but also carnival rides, games, automobile racing, and concerts. Well then you’ve missed half of the fun in this old world for Coney is where they manufacture it. Labor Day is quickly approaching, and with it, the unofficial end of summer.

Improving economic forecasting with AI


Analyze current developments in major industrial sectors of the economy—including housing, real estate, technology, agriculture, energy, communications, transportation and manufacturing—for their potential effects on the federal government’s financial risk. Improving economic forecasting with AI. kathy.jacquay@…. Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:40.

Episode 221: Biden Unmasked APT 40. But Does It Matter?

The Security Ledger

Episode 218: Denial of Sustenance Attacks -The Cyber Risk To Agriculture Episode 217: What Fighting Pirates Teaches Us About Ransomware.

The Internet of Things (IoT): Managing the Data Tsunami


The Internet-of-Things has the potential to transform a range of industries – from automotive and agriculture through to healthcare, home appliances and insurance services. Few would question the merits of an industrial manufacturer using data collected by IoT sensors to safeguard the health and safety of employees. Continued adoption of IoT technologies will pose both opportunities and challenges.

Predictions 2014: A Difficult Year To See

John Battelle's Searchblog

Because the industry represents the new guard of power in our society, Internet, technology, and media leaders will take strong positions in the climate change debate, calling for dramatic and immediate action, including forming the equivalent of a “Manhattan Project” for technological solutions to all manner of related issues – transportation, energy, carbon sequestration, geoengineering, healthcare, economics, agriculture.

Student Societies of Amherst Academy & Their Questions

Archives Blogs

Is the manufacturing interest of our Country more important than agriculture?”. Which ought most to be encouraged, Commerce or Manufacture?”. This week’s blog post comes from our Bicentennial Metadata Librarian, Amanda Pizzollo: As avid readers of this blog will know, Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy.

Observations on the Cybersecurity Executive Order and Presidential Policy Directive

Hunton Privacy

The Executive Order, “ Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity ,” and the Presidential Policy Directive (“PPD”), “ Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience ,” signed by President Obama on February 12, 2013, raise the stakes in the national debate over cybersecurity requirements and seem likely, if not designed, to provoke a legislative response. Industry has good reason to pay attention.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: The Right To Repair


What if the right to repair something that you own was denied simply because a manufacturer decided it could do that? And if you didn't put on the, you know, manufacturer approved tire. How do the current DMCA laws impact those who hack digital devices?

The Hacker Mind Podcast: The Right To Repair


What if the right to repair something that you own was denied simply because a manufacturer decided it could do that? And if you didn't put on the, you know, manufacturer approved tire. How do the current DMCA laws impact those who hack digital devices?

Workers Must Watch Out For These Types Of Wage Theft


The most cases of wage theft occur in agriculture, poultry processing, janitorial services, restaurant work, garment manufacturing, long term care, home health care and retail industries. Wage theft is a new hot topic sweeping across the United States. The issue picked up even more steam when Donald Trump repealed wage theft protections in March of 2017. Working professionals, in particular, are rightly concerned with the prevalence of wage theft among businesses in America.