The world's largest meat supplier says it was hit by a cyberattack

  • The world’s largest meat supplier said some of its systems were harmed by an “organized” cyberattack.
  • JBS USA said some of its servers were affected, forcing it to suspend them.
  • It’s not clear if any consumers would be harmed, but the company said it’s not aware of any data leak.
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The largest meat supplier in the world said it was hit by a cyberattack that affected some of its systems.

JBS USA said in a statement on Monday that it realized on Sunday that it was the target of an “organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.”

It was not immediately clear if consumers would be affected by the cyberattack, but the company said it was not aware of any data leak so far.

“The company took immediate action, suspending all affected systems, notifying authorities and activating the company’s global network of IT professionals and third-party experts to resolve the situation,” JBS said.

It said that its backup servers were not affected, and it is “not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised or misused as a result of the situation.”

“Resolution of the incident will take time, which may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers,” it said.

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