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Hacking incident Prices NWF Group £500,000 as trading in Stocks restarts after a 10-day suspension

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Agricultural company NWF Group has declared trading in its shares has declared following a hacking event which lasted over a week and price the firm £500,000.

Shares were suspended due to this cyber episode’.

The Cheshire-based company declared on November 2 it had suspended stocks after a”cyber episode” that saw”unauthorized access” into IT systems in just two of its branches and at a set level.

The company, a professional distributor of food, feed, and gas throughout the united kingdom, said this Thursday after”extensive investigations” encouraged by cybersecurity specialists, it had been”fulfilled” the episode had been included – with added steps currently employed to IT systems.

The Nantwich company’s stocks have restarted trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), though at 9.20 am, they were down 6 percent.

The statement issued Thursday morning: “The team affirms that no data material to the conducting of this company has been irretrievably lost as a consequence of the event.

“Regardless of the temporary shut down of specific systems, the team is very happy to report that every one of its three branches has continued to function with minimal disturbance and the board doesn’t anticipate the incident is very likely to cause any material effect on underlying trading”

It added that investigations into the incident continue and the team”will continue to evaluate its legal duties”.

Addressing the financial effect, the announcement added: “It’s anticipated that the expenses connected with the group’s reaction to the episode will be roughly £0.5m net of recoveries below the group’s present cyber insurance and consequently the overall fiscal effect on the group isn’t anticipated to be material.”

Trading in the organization’s ordinary shares began at 7.30 am on Thursday.

Priyanshu Vijayvargiya
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 'Virtualattacks Inc' Priyanshu Vijayvargiya is a cybersecurity analyst, Information Security professional, developer, and a white hat hacker.


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