JBS, the largest beef supplier in the world, reportedly paid ransomware hackers who breached its computer networks about $11 million to regain access to its systems.
NBC News reports that JBS, the largest beef supplier in the world, paid ransomware hackers around $11 million to regain access to its computer networks. Breitbart News reported last month that a cyberattack crippled JBS, the largest meat supplier in the world. The company is also Australia’s largest meat and food processing company with 47 facilities across the country including abattoirs, feedlots, and meat processing sites.
JBS USA said in a statement that it was the target of an “organized cybersecurity attack,” affecting some of its servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems. The FBI claims that the cyberattack was perpetrated by the Russian hacking group REvil, also known as Sodinokibi.
REvil has perpetrated multiple ransomware attacks in an attempt to receive millions of