/ 01 June 2021

A meaty cyberattack

The Aussie Government is working on getting mega meat processing company JBS Foods back online after a cyberattack targeted its information systems here and across the world. The attack has had massive implications for the company, which operates 47 facilities in Australia, with its nationwide beef and lamb supply chains forced to shut down yesterday. JBS Australia boss Brent Eastwood said it was uncertain when things would be fixed as the meat workers union warned a global “protein deficiency” could be on the way, such is the company’s scale. There’s speculation that the hackers are not environmentalists/vegans but criminals lining up a big company for a hefty ransom.

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