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·         Media Release: JBS USA and Pilgrim's Anticipate Global Operations at Near Full Capacity

 

·         Media Release: JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Announce Progress in Resolving Cyberattack

·         Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

·         Michigan beef plant workers call for pay to continue in wake of cyberattack on JBS

·         UPDATE: JBS Plant in Worthington impacted by Cyber Attack, operations resume Wednesday

·         Cyberattack targets JBS beef plants impacting Nebraska operations

·         Iowa pork plant among those affected by ransomware attack on JBS

·         All JBS beef plants in US shut after cyberattack, union says

·         JBS Canada plant up and running after cyberattack

·         JBS beef plant workers scheduled to return to work

·         JBS plant in Iowa still partially idled after ransomware attack

 

 

JBS USA and Pilgrim's Anticipate Global Operations at Near Full Capacity

 

Source: JBS USA, LLC

via Globe Newswire - June 02, 2021

 

GREELEY, Colo., June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, JBS USA and Pilgrim's announced they are on schedule to resume production at all of their facilities on Thursday. The company’s rapid recovery from the cyberattack continued today, providing further assurance to more than 100,000 JBS USA and Pilgrim’s team members, livestock and poultry producer partners, customers and consumers.

 

“JBS USA and Pilgrim's continue to make significant progress in restoring our IT systems and returning to business as usual,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “Today, the vast majority of our facilities resumed operations as we forecast yesterday, including all of our pork, poultry and prepared foods facilities around the world and the majority of our beef facilities in the U.S. and Australia.”

 

The company is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised.

 

“Given the progress our teams have made to address this situation, we anticipate operating at close to full capacity across our global operations tomorrow,” Nogueira added.

 

Media Contact:

Nikki Richardson

nikki.richardson@jbssa.com

 

source url

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/06/02/2240874/0/en/JBS-USA-and-Pilgrim-s-Anticipate-Global-Operations-at-Near-Full-Capacity.html

 

 

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Announce Progress in Resolving Cyberattack

 

Source: JBS Foods Group

Jun 1, 2021 

 

GREELEY, Colo., June 1, 2021 — Today, JBS USA and Pilgrim's announced significant progress in resolving the cyberattack that has impacted the company’s operations in North America and Australia. Operations in Mexico and the UK were not impacted and are conducting business as normal.

 

“JBS USA and Pilgrim's are a critical part of the food supply chain and we recognize our responsibility to our team members, producers and consumers to resume operations as soon as possible,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat. We have cybersecurity plans in place to address these types of issues and we are successfully executing those plans. Given the progress our IT professionals and plant teams have made in the last 24 hours, the vast majority of our beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods plants will be operational tomorrow.”

 

In the U.S. today, JBS USA and Pilgrim's were able to ship product from nearly all of its facilities to supply customers. The company also continues to make progress in resuming plant operations in the U.S. and Australia. Several of the company’s pork, poultry and prepared foods plants were operational today and its Canada beef facility resumed production.

 

JBS USA has received strong support from the U.S., Australian and Canadian governments, conducting daily calls with officials in an effort to safeguard the food supply.

 

“I want to personally thank the White House, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Australian and Canadian governments for their assistance over the last two days,” Nogueira added.

 

The company is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised.

 

source url

https://jbsfoodsgroup.com/articles/jbs-usa-and-pilgrim-s-announce-progress-in-resolving-cyberattack-most-recent-update

 

 

Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

 

By Associated Press

via KFYR-TV (ND) - Jun. 2, 2021

 

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The world’s largest meat processing company is getting back online after production around the world was disrupted by a cyberattack just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline.

 

Brazil’s JBS SA said late Tuesday that it had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack and expected the “vast majority” of its plants to be operating on Wednesday.

 

“Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement.

 

Earlier, the White House said JBS had notified the U.S. of a ransom demand from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the White House and the Department of Agriculture have been in touch with the company several times this week...

 

more

https://www.kfyrtv.com/2021/06/02/largest-meat-producer-getting-back-online-after-cyberattack/

 

 

Michigan beef plant workers call for pay to continue in wake of cyberattack on JBS

 

Oralandar Brand-Williams, The Detroit News

Jun 2, 2021

 

The union representing Michigan workers for the Brazlian meat processing company shut down following a cyberattack urged the company to work with state and federal officials to resolve the breach and to continue paying its workers.

 

JBS SA notified the U.S. of a ransom demand from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. By Tuesday night, the company said it had made “significant progress” with the cyberattack and expected the “vast majority” of plants to be operating Wednesday.

 

JBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. If it were to shut down for even one day, the U.S. would lose almost a quarter of its beef-processing capacity, or the equivalent of 20,000 beef cows, according to Trey Malone, an assistant professor of agriculture at Michigan State University.

 

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which representsmore than 44,200 JBS BA frontline  workers in Michigan, including JBS beef workers in Plainwell, Michigan, called on the international company to work to resolve the issue to "keep the food supply secure" amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

more

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2021/06/01/michigan-beef-plant-workers-pay-cyberattack-jbs/7501099002/

 

 

UPDATE: JBS Plant in Worthington impacted by Cyber Attack, operations resume Wednesday

 

Zach Fuller and KaMaria Braye, KTTC (MN)

June 1, 2021

 

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (KTTC) -- This last weekend, the worlds largest meat company was a target of a cyberattack. JBS Foods operates in 15 countries, at least 5 of its U.S. plants had to stall operations and cancel shifts.

 

On Tuesday, JBS said its processing plants should be operating by Wednesday.

 

    Given the progress our IT professionals and plant teams have made in the last 24 hours, the vast majority of our beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods plants will be operational tomorrow.

 

The attack impacted the JBS Plant in Worthington, MN.

 

"More than 2,000 employees and a good share of them live here," said Steve Robinson, Worthington City Administrator. He said the city's population is approximately 13,500 people.

 

"My immediate concern was how long does this last and how does it affect the employees and the company and the producers," Robinson said.

 

The White House said JBS experienced a ransomware attack, and the group behind the attack is from Russia.

 

"The ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. The White House is engaging directly with the Russian Government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals," said Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary...

 

more, including links, video report [2:47 min.]       

https://kttc.com/2021/06/01/breaking-jbs-plant-in-worthington-impacted-by-cyber-attack/

 

 

Cyberattack targets JBS beef plants impacting Nebraska operations

This is one of the largest food processing companies in the country

 

Jennifer Hardy and Emily Larson, KLKN TV (NE)

June 1, 2021

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Another Cyberattack has now impacted a major food processing company focused on beef, chicken, and pork. Several JBS Food locations have been shut down due to this breach, including Grand Island and Omaha facilities.

 

ABC News reports that JBS SA of Brazil notified the U.S. of a ransom demand. That appears to have been based in Russia, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told the network.

 

JBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork, and chicken nationwide. It has operations in 15 counties and serves customers across at least 100 countries.

 

Assistant Professor of Agriculture at Michigan State University told ABC News “If it were to shut down for even one day, the U.S. would lose almost a quarter of its beef-processing capacity or the equivalent of 20,000 beef cows.”

 

JBS USA issued a statement late Tuesday, saying they made “significant progress” in resolving the cyber attack issues...

 

... Other location shutdowns outside of Grand Island and Omaha in Nebraska include:

 

Arizona – Tolleson

Texas – Cactus

Colorado – Greeley

Wisconsin – Green Bay

Utah – Hyrum

Michigan – Plainwell

Pennsylvania – Souderton

 

Grand Island Operations are expected to resume Wednesday...

 

more, including video report [1:51 min.]

https://www.klkntv.com/cyberattack-targets-jbs-beef-plants-impacting-nebraska-operations/

 

 

Iowa pork plant among those affected by ransomware attack on JBS

 

Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

via The Hawk Eye (IA) - Jun 2, 2021

 

At least one Iowa pork plant halted production Tuesday because of a ransomware attack targeting meat producer JBS.

 

Brian Ulin, secretary-treasurer of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 230, said JBS' Ottumwa plant stopped its slaughtering line. As of Tuesday afternoon, Ulin said the company had only informed workers that it was halting the first and second shifts, which run from about 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Ulin said some employees still came in Tuesday to cut and package pigs that already had been slaughtered...

 

more

https://www.thehawkeye.com/story/news/2021/06/01/cyberattack-jbs-disrupts-tuesday-shifts-ottumwa-iowa-pork-plant/7493355002/

 

 

All JBS beef plants in US shut after cyberattack, union says

 

Mike Dorning, Bloomberg

via The Edge Markets (Malaysia) - June 02, 2021

 

(June 2): All of JBS SA’s beef plants in the U.S. have been shut as a result of a cyberattack that targeted some of the company’s servers over the weekend, according to an official at the United Food & Commercial Workers.

 

The United Food & Commercial Workers union represents workers at JBS’s plants in the U.S.

 

source url

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/all-jbs-beef-plants-us-shut-after-yberattack-union-says

 

 

JBS Canada plant up and running after cyberattack

Brooks beef plant has 'resumed production'

 

By Dave Bedard, GFM Network News, Editor, Daily News

via Canadian Cattlemen - June 2, 2021

 

Meat packer JBS’s major beef slaughter plant in Alberta went back to work Tuesday following a cyberattack reported to have downed several of the company’s operations in North America and Australia.

 

JBS USA, the unit overseeing the Brazilian firm’s Canadian operations, and JBS-owned chicken unit Pilgrim’s Pride both reported “significant progress in resolving the cyberattack that has impacted the company’s operations in North America and Australia,” the parent firm said in a notice late Tuesday.

 

The company had reported Monday it was the target of an “organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems,” though backup servers were unaffected.

 

U.S. President Joe Biden’s principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, in a statement Tuesday, said the administration had been informed by JBS on Sunday of what it described as a “ransomware attack.”

 

JBS, she said, had informed the White House that a ransom demand “came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia.”

 

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a targeted computer system’s files, rendering them unusable. A ransom is then demanded of the system’s owner, in exchange for decryption. JBS didn’t use the term “ransomware” in its statement late Tuesday, nor did it say if any ransom was paid...

 

more

https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/daily/jbs-canada-plant-up-and-running-after-cyberattack/

 

 

JBS beef plant workers scheduled to return to work

 

Channel News Asia

Jun 2, 2021 

 

CHICAGO -JBS SA employees were scheduled to return to U.S. meat plants on Wednesday, a day after the company's beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack.

 

A notorious Russia-linked hacking group is behind the cyberattack against JBS that disrupted meat production in North America and Australia, Bloomberg News reported, citing sources.

 

Brazil's JBS controls about 20per cent of the slaughtering capacity for U.S. cattle and hogs, so the plants' reopening should prevent a severe supply chain disruption at a time consumers are already facing high meat prices and general food inflation.

 

JBS, the world's largest meatpacker, said on Tuesday night it had made "significant progress in resolving the cyberattack."

 

The "vast majority" of the company's beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods plants will be operational on Wednesday, according to a statement...

 

more

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/jbs-beef-plant-workers-scheduled-to-return-to-work-14933664

 

 

JBS plant in Iowa still partially idled after ransomware attack

 

Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register (IA)

Jun 2, 2021

 

As one of the world's largest meat suppliers resumed production Wednesday after a ransomware attack, its Ottumwa pork plant was still cutting some shifts.

 

JBS SA canceled operations on the cutting room floor for the second day in a row, according to a company Facebook post. Workers with other duties, including packaging and curing meat, worked normal shifts Wednesday.

 

Despite the continued slowdown in Ottumwa, JBS announced on Tuesday night that "the vast majority" of its beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods production in the United States would resume Wednesday. That includes the company's Marshalltown plant, which announced in a Facebook post that its trimming operations were resuming.

 

The Brazil-based company informed the White House this week that it had been the victim of a hack, which it believed to be the work of a Russian criminal organization.

 

JBS said Tuesday that its information technology staff and plant managers made enough progress toward recovering from the attack to feel comfortable resuming operations Wednesday. The company has not said whether it paid a ransom...

 

more

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2021/06/02/iowa-jbs-plants-production-still-slow-following-meat-plant-ransomware-attack-ottumwa-livestock/7505851002/