World’s Largest Meat Supplier Halts Some Beef Production After IT Systems Hit with Ransomware Attack

World’s Largest Meat Supplier Halts Some Beef Production After IT Systems Hit with Ransomware Attack


JBS, the world’s largest beef supplier was hit with a ransomware attack on Sunday, threatening US meat supply.

Sunday’s cyberattack on JBS comes just weeks after ransomware hackers shut down the Colonial Pipeline, creating gas lines and shortages.

NBC News reported:

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JBS, one of the world’s largest international meat processors, was hacked Sunday, the company said in an email, forcing the company to take systems offline and stop work in North America and Australia.

The company maintains 11 beef processing facilities in Australia and 26 chicken processing plants in the U.S.

At least six JBS locations in the U.S. posted on their respective Facebook pages for workers to not come in Tuesday, an NBC review of their posts found.

One such post, from JBS’s beef processing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, wrote: “Team member: This weekend our company was the target of a cyberattack that has impacted our IT systems. As a result, we will not operate tomorrow.

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