U.S. says ransomware attack on meatpacker JBS likely from Russia

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Reuters

By Tom Polansek and Jeff Mason CHICAGO/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) -The White House said on Tuesday that Brazil’s JBS SA has informed the U.S. government that a ransomware attack against the company that has disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. JBS is the world’s largest meatpacker and the incident caused its Australian operations to shut down on Monday and has stopped livestock slaughter at its plants in several U.S. states. The ransomware attack follows one last month by a group with ties to Russia on Colo…

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