Halloween Candy Corn Supply Not Affected After Ransomware Attack, Disappointing Millions With Tastebuds
Bad news for those of us with tastebuds – a.k.a. those of us who rightfully dislike the sickeningly sweet, putty-like Halloween “delicacy” known as Candy Corn. Despite a ransomware attack at a Chicagoland candy factory, it seems that there will be more than enough candy corn in stores throughout spooky season, because f--- us, that's why.
Earlier this month, Ferrara Candy Co, a Chicago-based candy manufacturer that produces, among other offerings, Famous Amos cookies, Nerds (or as I like to call them, neon-coated red bull rocks), Laffy Taffy, Keebler products, and most notably 85% of the country's candy corn supply, per Gizmodo, faced a ransomware attack that encrypted some of their systems and ultimately disrupted production on October 9.
“Upon discovery, we immediately responded to secure all systems and commence an investigation into the nature and scope of this incident," the company recently told tech outlet, noting that they had been working with law enforcement to find the almost hero culprit behind the attack. "Ferrara is cooperating with law enforcement and our technical team is working closely with third-party specialists to fully restore impacted systems as expeditiously and as safely as possible.”
Yet unfortunately for us non-psychopaths, it seems as if all 7 billion pieces of candy corn the factory produces in time for the autumnal months are unharmed, a fact truly scarier than any Halloween hijinks.