June 10, 2021

BREAKING: JBS says it paid $11 million ransom after cyberattack

BREAKING: JBS says it paid $11 million ransom after cyberattack 1

The meat supplier JBS USA paid an $11 million ransom in response to a cyberattack that led to the shutdown of its entire US beef processing operation last week, the company said in a statement Wednesday evening.

The ransom was paid after most of the company's facilities had come back online, JBS said.

“This was a very difficult decision to make for our company and for me personally,” said Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, in the statement. “However, we felt this decision had to be made to prevent any potential risk for our customers.”

Source: JBS says it paid $11 million ransom after cyberattack – CNN

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