JBS is the world’s largest meat processing company with more than 150 plants in 15 countries. It has more than 150,000 employees worldwide.
Computer network at JBS were hacked , causing some operation in Australia, Canada and US to temporary shut down, affecting employees.
The attack could lead to shortage of meat or rise of price for consumers.
The company said that they suspecting the attack from Russia
“JBS notified the White House that the ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean Pierre said on Tuesday.
She added,” The White House is engaging with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals.
JBS said it has made significant progress in resolving the cyber attack and it suspended IT systems as soon as the attack was detected.
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