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JBS Paid $11 Million in Bitcoin To Ransomware Criminals

JBS Paid $11 Million in Bitcoin To Ransomware Criminals


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The payment follows an attack that knocked out JBS plants that process roughly 20% of America’s meat supply. .

The ransomware attack also hit JBS’ subsidiary, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the second-largest poultry processor in the United States. 

Last week, the FBI attributed the attack to a ransomware group called REvil, but it remains unclear how the attackers gained access to JBS systems. 

JBS is not the only high-profile ransomware attack in recent memory—theColonial Pipeline attackhas also promoted concerns about ransomware risks. 

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