The world’s largest meat supplier said it has resumed most production after a cyber attack shutdown operations in the U.S., Canada and Australia. On Wednesday, JBS employees returned to work after it closed its nine U.S.-based beef plants the day before.
The Brazilian company controls around 20 percent of all the slaughtering capacity for U.S. cattle and hogs. While the company has not said whether or not they paid a ransom to the hackers, JBS told the White House that a Russia-based criminal group called Revil is likely to blame.
“President Biden certainly thinks that President Putin and the Russian government has a role to play in stopping and preventing these attacks,” stated White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “Hence, it will be a topic of discussion when they meet in two weeks.”