Ransomware Hits a Food Supply Giant
Hackers targeting JBS USA have disrupted meat processing facilities around the world, just one month after the Colonial Pipeline attack caused fuel distribution havoc.
JBS SA is the world's largest meat processing company, with headquarters in Brazil and more than 250,000 employees worldwide. In a statement on Monday, its American subsidiary, JBS USA, said that “it was the target of an organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.”
The company added that its system backups are intact. In response to the attack, JBS USA took impacted systems offline, notified law enforcement, and began working with an outside incident response firm on remediation. JBS facilities in Australia, the US, and Canada have faced disruptions since the attack was first detected on Sunday.