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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:13 PM

White House contacts Russia after hack of world's largest meatpacking company

Earlier DU thread in Latest Breaking News: Cybersecurity attack hits world's largest meat supplier JBS' IT systems in the US and Australia

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Source: Reuters

White House contacts Russia after hack of world’s largest meatpacking company

Reuters
Tue 1 Jun 2021 19.23 BST

A ransomware attack against the world’s largest meatpacking company that has disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization probably based in Russia, the White House was informed on Tuesday.

The attack on Brazil’s JBS caused its Australian operations to shut down on Monday and has stopped livestock slaughter at its plants in several US states.

The ransomware attack follows one last month on Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, that crippled fuel delivery for several days in the US south-east.

The White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said JBS had given details of the hack to the White House, that the United States had contacted Russia’s government about the matter and that the FBI was investigating.

“The White House has offered assistance to JBS and our team at the Department of Agriculture have spoken to their leadership several times in the last day,” Jean-Pierre said.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jun/01/jbs-meatpacking-ransomware-hack-russia-white-house

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:53 PM

1. Why is Russia even allowed on the internet?

I know, dumb question. But I'm so sick of their bullshit.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 02:21 AM

4. That, and we'll always told that the US has the capability to give

a seriously sharp lesson to Russia, yet it never happens.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:56 PM

2. Time for the "deep state" to go deep on the internet

and make these assholes hurt.

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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 06:06 PM

7. And .... ?

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