The White House says Russian criminals may be behind the cyber attack on JBS Foods, the world’s largest beef and pork processor. The FBI was called in to investigate, and JBS promised that the “vast majority” of its meat processing facilities in the United States would be operational by Wednesday.
JBS was attacked in a cyber attack Sunday And there are still IT disruptions that have halted operations at many JBS meat processing centers in North America and Australia.
White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that “the White House is directly involved with the Russian government in this matter and is sending a message that responsible states do not harbor ransom criminals,” White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said Tuesday.
Details about the attack are still rare, however Reuters And other media outlets have begun to describe it as a ransom attack, although JBS has not issued an official statement explaining whether ransom has been claimed.
Ransomware attacks can usually take two forms: 1) Hackers steal vital data, remove any backups, and demand money to return the data. 2) Hackers steal sensitive data and demand payment so that the data is not made public. Hackers usually request payment via cryptocurrency, which goes around to obscure the final recipient of the money.
JBS in the U.S. did not respond to an overnight investigation into the IT development but said in an optimistic statement on Tuesday that its activities in Brazil and the United Kingdom had not been affected, stressing that the company would reopen and reopen. In the United States on Wednesday
“Our systems will be back online and we are leaving no stone unturned to combat this threat,” said Andre Noguira, chief executive of JBS in the United States. Tuesday.
Noguira added, “We have cyber security plans to address this type of problem and we are successfully implementing those plans.” “Given the progress our IT professionals and plant teams have made in the last 24 hours, a large portion of our beef, pork, poultry and ready-to-eat plants will be operational tomorrow.”
JBS manages about 20% of U.S. beef and pork production, leading to concerns about the potential rise in prices in the short term. If JBS is able to get the benefits back and run this week, there is no need to worry too much on the part of the consumer. But if JBS is more inefficient than the company puts pressure on, the costs could rise further during the barbecue season.
As, even before the cyber attack on JBS, meat prices were expected to rise in the United States this summer. Assistant Printing Press Indicates:
Even before the attack, U.S. meat prices had risen due to chronovirus shutdown, bad weather and high plant absences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it expects beef prices to rise by 1% to 2% this year, poultry by 1.5% and pork by 2% to 3%.
The USDA said in a statement on Tuesday that the agency was working with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and JBS Foods to help alleviate supply problems that could cause U.S. consumers to experience price increases.
“As part of this effort, the USDA has reached out to a number of large meat processors in the United States to make them aware of the situation and encourage them to adjust to the potential where possible, and to emphasize the importance of continuing to supply,” USDA said in a statement. Press release.
JBS acknowledged that it was in constant contact with the US, Canadian and Australian governments during the ordeal.
“I would like to personally thank the White House, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Agriculture, and the Australian and Canadian governments for their assistance over the past two days,” said Noguira, JBS chief executive.