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·         Russia-linked cybercriminal group REvil behind meatpacker JBS attack

... “We know that they are protected most likely by Russian intelligence or the Russian government, as are most ransomware groups, which has allowed them to flourish over the last 18 months,” Marc Bleicher of Arete Incident Response, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in negotiations with criminal hackers, previously told CNBC...

 

·         Russia in contact with U.S. over cyber attack on meatpacker JBS -Ifax

 

·         JBS hack latest escalation of Russia-based aggression ahead of June 16 Putin summit: experts

Experts say Putin is making show of strength ahead of Geneva meeting, while US has yet to say Russia's government was involved

 

 

 

Russia-linked cybercriminal group REvil behind meatpacker JBS attack

 

o   Well-known hacker collective REvil Group is behind the cyberattack on Brazil’s JBS, according to a source speaking to CNBC on the condition of anonymity.

o   The cyberattack on the world’s largest meatpacker disrupted meat production in North America and Australia.

 

MacKenzie Sigalos, CNBC

Jun 2 2021

 

Well-known hacker collective REvil Group is behind the cyberattack on JBS, according to a source speaking to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. It caused JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company to shut down operations.

 

The cyberattack on the world’s largest meatpacker disrupted meat production in North America and Australia, at one point stoking concerns over the potential for rising meat prices and inadequate supply during the busy summer grilling season.

 

REvil — pronounced like the letter “R” followed by the word “evil” — is mostly comprised of native Russian speakers. It is also believed to be based in a former Soviet state.

 

The organization runs a site on the dark web, anachronistically known as the “Happy Blog.” If victims don’t comply with demands, the group posts stolen documents on their blog.

 

“We know that they are protected most likely by Russian intelligence or the Russian government, as are most ransomware groups, which has allowed them to flourish over the last 18 months,” Marc Bleicher of Arete Incident Response, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in negotiations with criminal hackers, previously told CNBC...

 

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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/02/russian-linked-cybercriminal-group-revil-behind-meatpacker-jbs-attack.html

 

 

Russia in contact with U.S. over cyber attack on meatpacker JBS -Ifax

 

Reuters

via MarketScreener - 06/02/2021

 

MOSCOW, June 2 (Reuters) - Russia is in direct contact with the United States about a ransomware attack on Brazil's JBS SA , Interfax news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.

 

The attack on the world's largest meatpacker, which disrupted meat production in North America and Australia, originated from a criminal organisation that was likely to be based in Russia, the White House said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova Writing by Alexander Marrow Editing by David Goodman )

 

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JBS hack latest escalation of Russia-based aggression ahead of June 16 Putin summit: experts

Experts say Putin is making show of strength ahead of Geneva meeting, while US has yet to say Russia's government was involved

 

By Caitlin McFall, Fox News

Jun 2, 2021

 

Russia-based cyberattacks have targeted U.S. interests in recent months, which experts say is directly related to the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit.

 

The latest ransomware assault this week shut down the U.S.-based meat plants of the world’s largest meatpacker, Brazil-based JBS, and the White House said a criminal group likely based in Russia is thought to be responsible for the ransomware attack.

 

"All of this is Vladimir Putin’s resurgence strategy," said former CIA Moscow station chief Daniel Hoffman, a Fox News contributor.

 

Hoffman, who served in Moscow for five years, said these attacks are occurring as a show of force in the lead-up to the June 16 summit.

 

"He has to tear down our democracy because it’s a threat to them," he added...

 

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/russia-based-aggression-biden-putin-june-summit