Cyber attack on meat processor

Wednesday, 02 June, 2021

Cyber attack on meat processor

In a statement released on Sunday, 30 May 2021, JBS USA reported it had been the target of an organised cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.

The company said it had taken immediate action, suspending all affected systems, notifying authorities and activating the company’s global network of IT professionals and third-party experts to resolve the situation. The company’s backup servers were not affected, and it is actively working with an incident response firm to restore its systems as soon as possible.

This follows another cyber attack on a major US oil pipeline in May, which involved ransomware. The JBS attack also reportedly involved a ransom demand and the company is working to resolve it with authorities.

The company is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised or misused as a result of the situation.

Resolution of the incident will take time, which may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.

JBS Australia is expected to suspend operation until these systems issues have been resolved.

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