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The White House says a cyber attack on one of the world's largest food companies may have come from Russia.

The White House says a cyber attack on one of the world’s largest food companies may have come from Russia.

File photo with JBS logo (Photo: Reuters)

American subsidiary of a Brazilian meat processing company JPS warned Cyberatoc with request for redemption The company’s victim on Sunday came from “a Russian-based criminal organization.”A White House spokesman said Tuesday.

“The White House is in direct contact with the Russian government in this matter and is sending the message that the countries responsible have not caught ransomware criminals.”Spokesman Karin Jean-Pierre, mentions Use a system system’s security vulnerability to prevent it, and for a program that requires a recovery to restart it.

American subsidiary of a Brazilian meat processing company JBS announced Monday that it had been targeted by hackers, forcing it to suspend some operations in the United States, Canada and Australia., In the last case of the hack against big companies.

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre (photo: REUTERS / Evelyn Hawkstein)
White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre (photo: REUTERS / Evelyn Hawkstein)

“JBS was USA The target of an organized cyber security attack affects some of the servers that support its IT systems in North America and AustraliaThe company said in a statement on Sunday that it had no plans to sue.

The attack occurs within a month of the major attack American Pipeline Operator to Colonial Pipeline And expands the range of multinational companies affected by massive computer intrusions.

JBS USA, one He said major producers of beef and pork in the United States had suspended all affected organizations and called on its IT staff and external experts to resolve the matter.

Complaints against Russian hackers are growing worldwide
Complaints against Russian hackers are growing worldwide

“At this time there is no evidence that customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised or misused as a result of this situation,” the U.S. subsidiary said. Transactions with customers and suppliers may be delayed. He also assured that his backup servers would not be affected.

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In the United States, Some production lines at the group’s two plants in Iowa were shut down, and a refrigerator was shut down in Wisconsin., According to posts on their official Facebook pages. An employee who responded to the agency’s call said a plant had been shut down in Utah. AFP In that place and he did not want to give his name. In Canada, a refrigerator employing about 3,300 people canceled three shifts on Mondays and Tuesdays. According to the plant’s Facebook page.

A Colonial Pipeline Headquarters in Charlotte (Photo: The New York Times)
A Colonial Pipeline Headquarters in Charlotte (Photo: The New York Times)

JBS is based on the products of a Brazilian multinational company Meat, poultry and pork are one of the largest agri-food companies in the world. In addition to Brazil and other Latin American countries, it operates in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand and Great Britain.

Cyber ​​attacks against large economic groups are on the rise

Photo of Colonial Pipeline Installations (Photo: EFE / Jim Lo Scalso)
Photo of Colonial Pipeline Installations (Photo: EFE / Jim Lo Scalso)

In early May, hackers attacked Colonial Pipeline, It contains almost half of the petrol And other fuels are consumed on the east coast of the United States.

Forced to stop its operations, which led to a shortage and panic among motorists, the company admitted Their online systems paid 4 4.4 million ransom to the attackers to be imprisoned.

U.S. officials have accused Darkshide of carrying out the attack, A group of cybercriminals allegedly based in Russia, which Moscow denies.

Facade of the Solar Winds Building in Austin, Texas, USA (Photo: REUTERS / Sergio Flores)
Facade of the Solar Winds Building in Austin, Texas, USA (Photo: REUTERS / Sergio Flores)

The damage shown led to the imposition of the US government for the first time last week Internet security requirements in country pipelines.

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Attack on Solar Winds Texas Enterprise Software This already rocked the US government and institutional security in December.

Most recently, Cyber ​​Attack on Microsoft Newsletter, This method is due to Chinese hackers backed by Beijing, which has affected at least 30,000 US groups, including companies, cities and local groups.

With information from AFP

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