Meatpacking giant JBS pays US$11 million to ransomware hackers


Meatpacking giant JBS’ US$11 million is the second multi-million-dollar payment to hackers in recent weeks, drawing attention to the broader threat posed by ransomware to essential infrastructure, services and businesses. – EPA pic, June 10, 2021.

JBS, ONE of the world’s biggest meat processors, has paid bitcoin worth US$11 million (RM45.3 million) in ransom to hackers to prevent any further disruption after a paralysing cyberattack believed to have originated in Russia.

This was the second multi-million-dollar payment to hackers in recent weeks, drawing attention to the broader threat posed by ransomware to essential infrastructure, services and businesses.


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