Pitman Farms began operations as a small free-range turkey farm in 1954. Since then, the company has expanded into a large-scale operation working with major grocery stores and chains throughout the United States. The farm raises chickens and turkeys at many locations and also offers ducks and geese in some markets.
An unauthorized group was able to infiltrate the security features of the Pitman Farms network servers and allegedly access confidential files held there. The organization initiated a ransomware attack with its file access and threatened the organization while potentially copying confidential files to an out-of-network location.
This data invasion occurred between October 15 and 16, 2022.
The breach could impact any companies working with the Pitman Farms business. If you've ever completed transactions with the company that made your financial details available to Pitman Farms, your information could have been exposed. The company reached out to any individuals that it suspects were exposed to the attack. If you receive a letter from Pitman Farms, your personal information may have been copied, and your credit could be in danger.
There isn't a clear number of files impacted by this attack. Pitman Farms isn't sure how many files were copied or if any were. The company only knows the approximate network storage location of the attack. Large grocery chains and supermarkets around the country do business with the large operation farm today, and any company or individual doing business with the farm could have been exposed in this attack.