JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat supplier, statement It shows that it was targeted by a “systematic cybersecurity attack” on Sunday.
The company said it “takes immediate action” by suspending all affected systems and notifying relevant authorities as some of its servers in Australia and North America were affected by the attack.
“The company’s backup server has not been affected and we are actively working with incident response companies to restore the system as soon as possible,” the statement said.
JBS, a Brazilian company headquartered in North America in Colorado, added that it was “unaware” of employee, customer, or supplier data that was compromised or acquired during the attack.
“It will take time to resolve the case,” JBS added. “This can delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.”
According to industry publishing sites BeefCentralThe company’s meat processing business was “paralyzed” by cyber attacks and “has nothing to do with animals or environmental activities.”
Bloomberg News quoted union officials in a Facebook post, reporting that some shifts in Canadian and US factories were canceled due to the incident.
Scott Payne, a spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union Local 401, told Bloomberg that the factory in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, was closed. “In effect, factory operations were closed for the day,” he said.
It’s not clear how cyberattacks will affect customers or cause meat shortages. JBS did not provide a timeline as to when the system would come back online. Also, it is unknown who carried out the attack.
JBS Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, operates in 15 countries and has customers in approximately 100 countries. according to Go to the company’s website. Brands include Pilgrim, Great Southern and Aberdeen Black.
Last month, the Colonial Pipeline, the main fuel transport system on the east coast of the United States, was compromised by a ransomware attack that FBI agents believe occurred in Russia and Eastern Europe. The pipeline shut down for about a week, causing gas prices to skyrocket and fuel shortages in some southeastern states.
The FBI said the Russian-based group DarkSide was responsible for the breach.
Microsoft Said in late May The hackers involved in the SolarWinds breach also targeted approximately 3,000 email accounts from various organizations.
“We have identified a cyberattack by an attacker, Nobelium, targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations,” Microsoft added, adding that Nobelium is active in Russia. “This wave of attacks has targeted approximately 3,000 email accounts in more than 150 different organizations. The largest attack was on US organizations, but targeted victims in at least 24 countries. It extends. “
The Epoch Times asked JBS for comment.