JBS paid $ 11 million ransom for cyber attackers: NPR


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Meat packaging company JBS confirmed that it paid a ransom of 11 million dollars to hackers who targeted its operations in the USA and Australia.

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Meat packaging company JBS confirmed that it paid a ransom of 11 million dollars to hackers who targeted its operations in the USA and Australia.

David Zalubowski / AP

JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, confirms it has paid a ransom of $ 11 million cyber-attackers.

JBA USA CEO Andre Nogueira called it a “very difficult decision”.

“However, we felt that this decision had to be made to prevent any potential risk to our customers.”

JBS is headquartered in Brazil, however last week hacked target servers in the US and Australia.

The FBI says REvil, a Russian-speaking gang, was responsible.

It was one of a series of high-profile ransomware attacks, one of which focused on the Colonial Pipeline and resulted in the company shutting down your business in the Southeast American word to which distribution was halted led drivers panicked to buy gasoline, draining one gas station after another on large parts of the south and east coasts.

The colonial later said it immediately notified the FBI and other authorities of the ransom demand, and also paid a ransom of $ 4.4 million.

Federal law enforcement announced this week that it had its new Working Group on Ransomware and Digital Extortion recovered more than half money paid by the Colonial.


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