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·         JBS paid $11 million to resolve ransomware attacks, company says

Company CEO tells ABC News decision was made to prevent "potential risk for our customers"

 

·         JBS paid $11 million to hackers to resolve ransomware attack

… Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, told The Wall Street Journal that the company paid the ransom in bitcoin…

 

 

JBS paid $11 million to resolve ransomware attacks, company says

Company CEO tells ABC News decision was made to prevent "potential risk for our customers"

 

By Blair Miller, The Denver Channel (CO)

Jun 09, 2021

 

DENVER – JBS USA confirmed Wednesday it paid the equivalent of $11 million to the cybercriminals that conducted a ransomware attack on the company last week.

 

The company said in a statement to ABC News that the company “made the decision to mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attach and ensure no data was exfiltrated.” News of JBS’s payment, reportedly made in bitcoin, was first reported Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal.

 

“This was a very difficult decision to make for our company and for me personally,” Andre Nogueira, the CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement to ABC News. “However, we felt this decision had to be made to prevent any potential risk for our customers.”

 

The company said when the payment was made the “vast majority” of the company’s facilities were operational again. The cyberattack affected the company’s North American and Australian information technology systems, the company has said, and halted production and some of its facilities in those areas for days, including at the Greeley meatpacking plant.

 

The cyberattack started on Sunday, May 30. The company resumed production at all of their facilities by Thursday, June 3.

 

The FBI last week attributed the attack to REvil and Sodinokibi, and the bureau said it was focused on “holding the responsible cyber actors accountable.”

 

JBS said Wednesday that the FBI told the company the cyberattack stemmed from “one of the most specialized and sophisticated cybercriminal groups in the world” and that it is still working with the U.S. government on investigating the attack. The company said forensic investigations conducted by third parties into the attack are ongoing...

 

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JBS paid $11 million to hackers to resolve ransomware attack

 

By Jordan Williams, The Hill

06/09/21

 

Major meat producer JBS USA said it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers to resolve a ransomware attack that forced the company to shut down its beef plants.

 

The company said in a statement on Thursday that it made the decision to “mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attack and ensure no data was exfiltrated.”

 

Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, told The Wall Street Journal that the company paid the ransom in bitcoin.

 

“This was a very difficult decision to make for our company and for me personally,” Nogueira said in the company's statement. “However, we felt this decision had to be made to prevent any potential risk for our customers.”

 

The statement comes a week after JBS was forced to temporarily halt production at its plants following the cyberattack that affected servers in both North America and Australia.

 

The FBI has attributed the attack to REvil and Sodinokibi, which have been described by experts as different names for the same Russia-linked group.

 

Days after production was halted, JBS said that its facilities were operating normally.

 

JBS said its ability to resolve the issues resulting from the attack was “due to its cybersecurity protocols, redundant systems and encrypted backup servers.” The company said it spends more than $200 million on IT annually and employs more than 850 IT professionals around the world…

 

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https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/557685-jbs-paid-11-million-to-hackers-to-resolve-cyberattack