Meat Giant JBS Is Now Back In Business After Ransomware Attack
JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat processor, has confirmed that all its global facilities are now fully operational after the REvil ransomware attack that hit its systems last week.
On May 31st, 2021, JBS Foods shut down production at multiple sites worldwide following a cyberattack.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has confirmed REvil operation, aka Sodinokibi, is behind the ransomware attack targeting JBS, the world’s largest meat producer on Wednesday.
The incident impacted multiple JBS production facilities worldwide over the weekend, including those from the United States, Australia, and Canada.
JBS was able to get its systems back online sooner than expected since its backup servers were not impacted during the incident, and the restoration of systems critical to production was prioritized to reduce the impact on the food supply chain, producers, and consumers.
It also received strong support from the US, Australian and Canadian governments, with the FBI and CISA offering their technical support to JBS in recovering from the ransomware attack.
“The company’s swift response, robust IT systems and encrypted backup servers allowed for a rapid recovery,” JBS USA said in a press release on Thursday.
“As a result, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s were able to limit the loss of food produced during the attack to less than one days’ worth of production.”
According to JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira, the REvil operators haven’t been able to gain access to the company’s core systems, which significantly reduced their attack’s impact.
In a previous statement issued on Wednesday, JBS stated that it had not found evidence of customer, supplier, or employee data compromised during the breach.