JBS, the world’s largest meat producer in Brazil, revealed that the company had paid hackers about $ 11 million in ransom to solve Bitcoin Ransomware. The company’s CEO revealed to The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
JBS USA Holdings Inc. learned that the company was under attack last Sunday, receiving blackmail messages from hackers and demanding a ransom payment on Bitcoin. Hacker cyber attack caused the complete cessation of beef processing operations throughout the United States, which led to a fundamental business interference.
President of the US division of JBS SA naked in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday and said:
“It was very painful to pay criminals, but we did the right thing for our customers.”
According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the hackers came from a Russian organization called REvil. The authority did not find out how REvil managed to break into the company’s systems.
Tthe world’s largest supplier of meat products does business by processing beef, poultry and pork from Australia to South America and Europe and hiring more than 240,000 workers worldwide. Nogueira added that the company made the payment after ensuring that most of the JBS plants were restarted and operating normally.
The U.S. government did not recommend that victims of the ransom program pay for the attackers. However, JBS decided to accept the hackers’ request for their blackmail, ensuring that no data was leaked prevent hackers from re-attacking the global meat supply chain and customers from its potential risks.
Similar cybercrimes also occurred Also a colonial line. The largest gasoline pipeline operator in the United States was recently targeted. Colonial Pipeline paid about $ 4.4 million in Bitcoin to regain control of its operations and continue services.
The recent wave of ransomware attacks suggests that the tendency of hackers to attack targets has begun to change. Hackers have shifted from targeting knowledge-intensive businesses such as retailers, banks and insurance companies, to basic service providers such as hospitals, transport companies and food companies.
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