JBS Meat Producer Says Operations Returning to Normal After Cyberattack

Meat producer JBS says most of its plants should be operating again on Wednesday after a cyberattack.

It happened just weeks after a similar attack shut down operations of Colonial Pipeline in the U.S.

On Sunday, JBS notified the government of a ransomware attack from a criminal organization likely based in Russia.

The FBI is leading an investigation, and White House officials are asking Russia’s government for an explanation.

They are the second-largest meat producer in the U.S., and their operations in several countries including Brazil and Australia were affected by the attack.

The company said they had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack on Tuesday. It’s unclear if JBS paid any ransomware amount.

Industry experts don’t expect there to be a shortage of meat following the attack.