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Meatpacker JBS says all facilities operating after weekend cyberattack

 

Tom Polansek, Reuters

Jun 3, 2021

 

All of meatpacker JBS SA's (JBSS3.SA) global facilities are fully operational after a weekend cyberattack disrupted much of its North American and Australian operations, the company said on Thursday.

 

The Brazilian meatpacker's arm in the United States and Pilgrim's Pride (PPC.O), a U.S. chicken company mostly owned by JBS, lost less than one day's worth of food production following the hack, according to a statement. It said the losses will be recovered by the end of next week.

 

JBS has recovered faster than some meat buyers and market analysts expected from the May 30 ransomware attack, which the White House linked to a Russia-based group.

 

The attack followed one last month by a group with ties to Russia on Colonial Pipeline, which crippled fuel delivery for several days in the U.S. Southeast.

 

JBS voluntarily shut down all its systems to isolate the intrusion upon learning of the attack, which failed to infect encrypted backup servers, according to the statement.

 

"The criminals were never able to access our core systems, which greatly reduced potential impact," said Andre Nogueira, chief executive of JBS USA…

 

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JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Announce Resolution of Cyberattack

 

Source: JBS USA, LLC

via Globe Newswire - June 03, 2021

 

GREELEY, Colo., June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s (“the company”) announced that all of its global facilities are fully operational after resolution of the criminal cyberattack on Sunday, May 30. The company’s swift response, robust IT systems and encrypted backup servers allowed for a rapid recovery. As a result, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s were able to limit the loss of food produced during the attack to less than one days’ worth of production. Any lost production across the company’s global business will be fully recovered by the end of next week, limiting any potential negative impact on producers, consumers and the company’s workforce.

 

“Thanks to the dedication of our IT professionals, our operational teams, cybersecurity consultants and the investments we have made in our systems, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s were able to quickly recover from this attack against our business, our team members and the food supply chain,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “The criminals were never able to access our core systems, which greatly reduced potential impact. Today, we are fortunate that all of our facilities around the globe are operating at normal capacity, and we are focused on fulfilling our responsibility to produce safe, high-quality food.”

 

Immediately upon learning of the intrusion, the company contacted federal officials and activated its cybersecurity protocols, including voluntarily shutting down all of its systems to isolate the intrusion, limit potential infection and preserve core systems. In addition, the company’s encrypted backup servers, which were not infected during the attack, allowed for a return to operations sooner than expected. JBS USA and Pilgrim’s prioritized restoring systems critical to production to ensure the food supply chain, producers and consumers were not adversely impacted.

 

“We would like to thank the White House, the USDA and the FBI for their support in quickly resolving this situation,” Nogueira stated.

 

The company is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised or misused as a result of the situation.

 

Media Contact:

Nikki Richardson

nikki.richardson@jbssa.com

 

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https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/06/03/2241773/17532/en/JBS-USA-and-Pilgrim-s-Announce-Resolution-of-Cyberattack.html