Meat company JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processors, said it was resuming operations on Wednesday after the cyberattack that targeted and paralyzed its operations in the United States, Australia and Canada.
As reported NBC Bay Area on its website, ”our systems are coming online and we are not saving resources to fight this threat,” Andre Nogueira, the CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement.
The attack, which was detected by Australia’s JBS on Sunday, affected “some of the servers that support IT systems in North America and Australia,” according to a company statement.
JBS had informed the White House that it had been the target of a request for money (ransomware) from a criminal organization probably based in Russia.
The hack comes days after Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest fuel distributors in the United States, was the target of a hack that paralyzed its operations.
Ransomware attacks lock down computer systems that are not released until companies or institutions pay the hackers a ransom.
The price of the product is expected to increase.
JBS noted that the company’s backup servers were not affected by the attack.
But the stoppage at JBS processing plants in the United States may cause meat supply problems in the country, Canada and other countries as well as higher prices for meat products.
Among other facilities, JBS has 9 beef, 5 pork, and 26 chicken processing plants in the United States. In Canada, JBS has a beef processing plant.
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