Suspected Ransomware attack shuts down JBS Meat Processing

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Meat processing and distribution came to a standstill due to a cyber attack on the servers of JBS Beef and reports are in that the disruption could cause protein deficiency in countries like Australia, the United States, Canada, and some parts of Europe.

 

Unconfirmed sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders have reported that the attack was of ransomware variant and could take days for the meat processing company to find a resolution.

 

Australian Meat Industry Employees Union of Queensland have confirmed the news and added that the digital disruption could result in thousands of workers going pay less for days as they are brought to the facility on an hourly pay basis.

 

Over 6 of the big sites that process beef, pork, and chicken have witnessed a digital disruption making all the machines come to a standstill from the past few hours or so.

 

David Littleproud, the Minister for Agriculture, Australia confirmed that the government was aware of the cyber attack on JBS Products supply and will do all possible help to bring back the supply online.

 

Note 1- The impact is already visible on the operations of JBS Australia as the entire beef and lamb kills processing has been halted due to a halt in the machinery operations of box computer print tickets with barcodes. And if the machinery does not start by the afternoon of Monday, then the meat is on the verge of not meeting the international standards of production.

 

Note 2- JBS Foods are doing all their best in coming out of the situation as early as possible and are in talks with a third party Cybersecurity firm to up their defense-line against such cyber attacks in future.

 

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security