JBS shuts down production post cyberattacks on sites worldwide
In sudden a cybersecurity attack on JBS Foods- a leading food and meet producer globally at its United States, Australia and Canada branches lead to the company shutting down multiple sites worldwide.
JBS USA issued a press release on May 31, “On Sunday, May 30, JBS USA determined that it was the target of an organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.”
The company also released statements saying how its actively working with an Incident Response firm to look into the matter and also added that no data of customers, suppliers, or employees was found compromises during the investigation.
The Australian government has been informed about the incident and is actively working to bring JBS back on track in terms of its online production facilities as said by Australia’s Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, “The technology they use goes to the heart of the quality assurance of the beef they are processing.We need to make sure we can get that up and going to give confidence not just to consumers in Australia, but also to our export markets.They are obviously working with law enforcement agencies here in Australia and we’re working in partnership with other countries to get to the bottom of this. Since it is a global attack it’s important not to speculate that it’s emanated from any particular place, just yet.”
As the nature, motive and other details of the cyberattack remain unknown- the Australian the fear of its detrimental impact on the economy is brimming, with the The Australian Meat Industry Employees Union’s Queensland Secretary Matt Journeaux also said that thousands of JBS would be affected by the cyberattack in Australia alone as they will not be able to return to work on Monday.