The world’s largest meat company JBS is the target of a hacker attack

JBS USA was the target of an “organized cyber attack” that hit some servers in the North American and Australian IT systems, the company announced. Customers and suppliers would have to expect delays.

The archive picture shows women workers at a JBS factory for processing chicken in Brazil.

Dhe US subsidiary of the world’s largest meat company JBS has been the target of a hacker attack. JBS USA was the target of an “organized cyber attack” that hit some servers in the North American and Australian IT systems, the company announced on Monday (local time). The unauthorized access was found on Sunday.

The Brazilian company said that all affected systems had been stopped and the authorities had been informed. In-house and external IT experts are on duty to remedy the consequences of the hacker attack. This will take some time, which could delay some transactions with customers and suppliers.

Backup servers are reportedly not affected. The company had no information that data from customers, suppliers or employees had been compromised or misused, said JBS USA.

Lucrative business with the ransom money

JBS is one of the largest food companies in the world. He sells meat in Brazil and other Latin American countries, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK.

At the beginning of May, the largest pipeline in the United States was targeted by a hacker attack. After the attack, the company’s entire pipeline network, which runs from Texas to the New York area, was temporarily shut down. This led to gasoline shortages in the eastern United States, made worse by panic buying by numerous motorists.

In the meantime, operations have resumed. The operator admitted to having paid the hackers a ransom of around 3.6 million euros.