U.S. meat supply hit by suspected Russian ransomware attack on JBS, world's top meat processor

Brazil's JBS, the world's largest meat processor, shut down plants in the U.S., Canada, and Australia on Sunday after being hit with a ransomware attack perpetrated by suspected Russian cybercriminals, JBS and the White House said Tuesday. The suspension of operations significantly disrupted supplies of beef, pork, and chicken in the Australia and North America, but JBS USA chief executive Andre Nogueira said late Tuesday that the company had made "significant progress" in restoring its servers, and "the vast majority of our beef, pork, poultry, and prepared foods plants will be operational" on Wednesday.

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