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Meat producer JBS notes ‘significant progress’ in restoring operations after cyberattack


The largest producer of meat in the world said all of its facilities are coming back online following a cyberattack over the weekend. 

“Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, said, according to The Associated Press

JBS in its latest statement said it had made “significant progress” to restore operations at the “vast majority” of its facilities. Bloomberg noted that a social media post from a union group in Colorado announced a plant there was open for regular operations on Wednesday. 

A cyberattack on Sunday forced the company to shutter several plants across the country, drawing comparisons to a similar attack on Colonial Pipeline last month. 

JBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S, the AP noted. The company earlier this week said it was “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. Resolution of the incident will take time, which may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.”

Last month, President Biden said a criminal group based in Russia was responsible for the attack on the Colonial Pipeline. 

It remains unclear who was behind the attack on JBS, but the White House said Tuesday that the cyberattack on JBS USA likely originated from Russia. 

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