GREELEY, Colo. — On Sunday, JBS USA, the world’s largest meatpacker, was the target of a massive ransomware attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.
The company suspended all affected systems, notified authorities and is working to resolve the situation.
JBS canceled shifts at large U.S. and Canadian meat plants
We are “engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals,” Jean-Pierre said.
BREAKING: FBI investigating ransomware attack on world’s largest meatpacker JBS — White House says they are “engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals.”
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“The company is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised or misused as a result of the situation,” JBS said in a statement. “Resolution of the incident will take time, which may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.”
“The company’s backup servers were not affected, and it is actively working with an Incident Response firm to restore its systems as soon as possible.”
Principal Deputy Press Secretary @K_JeanPierre announces the FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier.
The company says the ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. pic.twitter.com/pD2NIVNPui
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