Second Russia-based ransomware attack on US company added to Biden-Putin summit agenda

Second Russia-based ransomware attack on US company added to Biden-Putin summit agenda


A Russian criminal group was likely behind a ransomware attack on a major U.S. meat supplier, the second such breach in a matter of weeks as the leaders of the countries head toward a major summit, the White House said Monday.

JBS USA announced on Sunday that servers supporting its IT systems were hit in the attack just weeks after a Russian group forced the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, driving down gasoline availability and sending prices soaring up and down the East Coast.

President Joe Biden and other top administration officials have warned Vladimir Putin to crack down on hacker groups, and the American leader says he intends to press his Russian counterpart on the issue when they meet later this month in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss a laundry list of differences.

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The JBS attack is now on the agenda.

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