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JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million After Hack Closed Plants

A person walks outside the JBS Beef Production facility in Greeley, Colo., on June 1. A person walks outside the JBS Beef Production facility in Greeley, Colo., on June 1. (Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg News)

JBS USA said it paid $11 million in ransom to criminals responsible for the cyberattack that disrupted meat processing across North America and Australia, the latest high profile example of large corporations falling prey to extortion.

June 10, 2021
Business, Safety

Meat Plant Shutdowns Spreading After Cyberattack on JBS

 The JBS SA pork processing plant stands in Louisville, Ky. The JBS SA pork processing plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

A cyberattack on JBS SA, the world’s largest meat producer, has forced the shutdown of some of the largest slaughterhouses globally, and there are signs that the closures are spreading.

June 1, 2021