JBS Operational After Cyber Hack
The world’s largest meat processing company is getting back to work after production around the world was disrupted by a cyberattack just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline.
US Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after JBS announced that a cyberattack forced a shutdown of all of its U.S. beef plants.
“Food security is critical to Nebraska. Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities and creating chaos in the systems we depend on every day for basic resources. The danger from cyberattack is real, and we need more urgent cooperation between our public and private sectors, and more severe consequences for global cyber attackers.”
JBS said late Tuesday that it had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack and expected the “vast majority” of its plants to be operating on Wednesday. The cyberattack forced a shutdown of all of its U.S. beef plants.
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the servers of JBS USA suffered a breach.
“It’s alarming to see another cyberattack against a crucial supply chain. JBS has taken action to resolve this issue. However, the fact that nearly 20% of U.S. meat processing capacity can go offline due a single event could be a hit to Nebraska’s economy, the cattle market as whole, and consumers across America. I will continue to monitor this closely as more facts come to light.”
JBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S.