Meatpacking giant JBS pays $11 million to ransomware hackers

Published by
AFP

Washington (AFP) – JBS, one of the world’s biggest meat processors, has paid bitcoin worth $11 million in ransom to hackers to prevent any further disruption after a paralyzing cyberattack believed to have originated in Russia. Hackers targeted the computer systems of Brazil-based JBS last week, impacting production and operations in the United States, Australia and Canada, and issued a ransom demand to the global meatpacking giant. The company’s US subsidiary said Wednesday it had paid the equivalent of $11 million to the attackers. “This was a very difficult decision to make for our company …

Read More

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
Load More In US News

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Hardline judiciary chief Raisi wins Iranian presidential election

Published by DPA Conservative judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi ...

Archives