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Hackers hit JBS, the world’s largest meat processor

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Slaughterhouse image by Jai79 from Pixabay. Article by Hamza Shaban, Ellen Nakashima and Rachel Lerman. The Washington Post – June 1, 2021.

JBS, world’s biggest meat supplier, says its systems are coming back online after cyberattack shut down plants in U.S.

The breach is the latest targeting a crucial supply chain and comes three weeks after the Colonial Pipeline hack disrupted fuel operations in the U.S.

JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, said late Tuesday its systems are coming back online after a massive cyberattack that shut down some of its U.S. and Australian operations this week.

In its statement, it said it was making progress at resolving the cyberattack and the “vast majority” of its plants would be operational Wednesday. Several of its pork, poultry and prepared-food plants were working Tuesday, and its beef plant in Canada had started operating again. […]

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