JBS USA Holdings Inc. paid an $11 million ransom to cybercriminals who last week temporarily knocked out plants that course of roughly one-fifth of the nation’s meat provide, the corporate’s chief government stated.
The ransom fee, in bitcoin, was made to defend JBS meat crops from additional disruption and to restrict the potential influence on eating places, grocery shops and farmers that depend on JBS, stated Andre Nogueira, chief government of Brazilian meat firm JBS SA’s
“It was very painful to pay the criminals, however we did the precise factor for our prospects,” Nogueira stated Wednesday in an interview with The Wall Road Journal. He added that the fee was made after the vast majority of JBS crops had been up and working once more.
JBS is the world’s largest meat firm by gross sales, processing beef, poultry, and pork from Australia to South America and Europe. Within the U.S., the corporate is the largest beef processor and a high provider of rooster and pork. Its subsidiary Pilgrim’s Delight Corp.
additionally hit by the assault, is the second-largest U.S. poultry processor.
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