Arizona Beverages ransomware attack exacerbated by unpatched servers, poorly configured back-up system

Arizona Beverages, quick to the grocer’s
shelf with its ubiquitous iced teas, has been slow to get much of its network
running again after it discovered its backup system wasn’t properly configured
to restore its systems in the wake of a targeted ransomware attack and was
forced to spend a pretty penny to bring in outside help.  

The attack, which appeared to leverage iEncrypt ransomware, a relative of Bitpaymer, began more than two weeks ago when a ransom note containing the company’s name and the message “Your network was hacked and encypted” appeared on the screens of more than 200 servers and computers on the Arizona Beverages network, according to a TechCrunch report.

note containing the company’s name and the message “Your network was hacked and encypted” appeared on the screens of more than 200 servers and computers on the Arizona Beverages network, according to a TechCrunch report.

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