Major meat producer JBS USA suffers cyberattack
Just a few weeks after the Colonial Pipeline was shut down due to a cyberattack, a major meat producer in the USA is attacked
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The major meat producer JBS USA fell victim to a cyberattack on Sunday.
The company said in a news release that the attack affected servers supporting its IT systems in North America and Australia.
“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,” JBS said. “Resolution of the incident will take time, which may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.”
At this time it’s not clear who is responsible for the cyberattack. JBS said it is working with an incident response firm to restore its systems as quickly as possible.
JBS USA is part of JBS Foods, which says it’s one of the world’s biggest food companies, with operations in 15 countries and customers in about 100 countries.
This cyberattack follows another cyberattack just a few weeks ago that targeted the Colonial Pipeline. The attack on the pipeline forced a six-day shutdown of one of the United States’ largest fuel pipelines, consequently affecting gas prices and causing gas shortages.