May 8, 2024 1 min read

JBS, a leading meat processing company, became the victim of a significant ransomware attack that led to the shutdown of beef and poultry processing plants across four different continents. This cybersecurity breach not only disrupted the company's operations but also had a profound impact on the global supply chain of meat products. The attack is a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities that exist in the infrastructure of essential services and industries. The incident highlights the growing threat of ransomware attacks on critical sectors and raises questions about the preparedness of major corporations to deal with such sophisticated cyber threats. By targeting JBS, the attackers not only aimed at causing operational disruptions but also likely sought a large ransom, exploiting the company's critical role in the food supply chain. This attack underscores the importance of robust cybersecurity measures and the need for continuous vigilance and investment in cybersecurity defenses to protect against evolving threats.

Source: https://www.varonis.com/blog/cybersecurity-statistics

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"linkid": "jbs",
"type": "Breach",
"date": "06/2021",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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