JBS SA: Meat Processor
Risk to Business: 1.221 = Extreme
International meat supplier JBS SA has been hit by a ransomware attack. The world’s largest meat producer, Brazil-based JBS has operations in 15 countries and serves customers worldwide including the US, Australia and Canada. The company is in contact with federal officials and has brought in a “top firm” to investigate and remediate the incident which is potentially tied to nation-state cybercrime. JBS stated that the attack only impacts some supplier transactions and no data was stolen.
Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was reported as compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the preferred weapon of cybercriminals, especially of the nation-state variety, for its potential for business disruption without even stealing data.