Sandhills Online Machinery Markets Shut Down by Ransomware Attack

Industry publication giant Sandhills Global has suffered a ransomware attack, causing hosted websites to become inaccessible and disrupting their business operations. Sandhills Global is a US-based trade publication and hosting company catering to the transportation, agriculture, aircraft, heavy machinery, and technology industries. Sandhills publishes various printed and hosted trade publications containing industry news and a marketplace for dealers to sell related new and used machinery.

Sandhills hit with a ransomware attack

Starting yesterday, the website for Sandhills Global and all of their hosted publications went offline, and their phones stopped working. When attempting to access websites hosted on Sandhills’ platform, users are greeted with a Cloudflare Origin DNS error page, indicating that Cloudflare is unable to connect to Sandhills’ servers. READ FULL ARTICLE>>