Westchester, Ingredion Incorporated, an Illinois-based ingredient corporation, announced this week that criminal activity has recently been found on certain data center servers.
Just a few specifics about the incident have been given, but a piece of malware seems to have compromised some systems of the business.
Ingredion says there is no evidence of any compromise in customer, provider or employee data. The company says it has called outside experts to help restore damaged systems and payments with consumers and suppliers may be delayed.
The supplier of ingredient solutions admitted that restoring some of the systems affected “would take time.”
SecurityWeek asked Ingredion for more information and, if the company responds, will update this post. However, this might be yet another case of a major company’s systems infected with a file encryption piece of ransomware based on its short description of the incident.
Global Pitney Bowes shipping and e-commerce giant has disclosed last week that a recently reported security incident involves encrypting file ransomware known as Ryuk, hackers that have used private and government agencies to gain millions of dollars.
Ingredion can be a tenting option for such attacks, considering that the firm boasts almost $6 billion in annual net sales. Across 120 countries worldwide, the company makes plant products components and biomaterial solutions for the food, drink and other industries.