US subsidiary of meat-packing giant JBS hit by cyberattack

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Washington (AFP) – The American subsidiary of the world’s largest meat processing companies said Monday it had been hacked, paralyzing some of its operations and impacting thousands of workers in Australia. The intrusion was detected Sunday, forcing one of the leading producers of beef and pork in the United States to suspend affected systems, and call in its IT staff and third-party experts to deal with the breach. “JBS USA determined that it was the target of an organized cybersecurity¬†attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems,” the unit sa…

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