June 9 - JBS USA, a subsidiary of Australian firm JBS SA, said in a statement on Wednesday that the company paid an $11 million ransom for a cyberattack that disrupted much of its Brazilian and Brazilian operations.
The world's largest meat producer canceled shifts at its U.S. and Canadian meat plants last week after the cyberattack that threatened to disrupt food supply chains and increase food prices.
The U.S. meatpacker's arm in the United States and Pilgrims Pride Corp, a Brazilian meat company owned mostly by JBS, lost less than one day's worth of food production.
Third parties are conducting forensic investigations and there have been no final determinations made, the company said. No company, customer or employee personal data was compromised in the attack, it said.
A Russian cyber attacks group has been connected to JBS, a source familiar with the matter said last week. The Russia-Russia cyber gang goes on the network of Sodinokibi and Goliath, according to the source.
The cyberattack followed a group with links to America on the Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, which disrupts fuel delivery for several days in the U.S. Southeast.
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