JBS resumes operations after cyberattack
JBS USA and Pilgrim’s have resumed production at most of their facilities after a cyberattack forced them to shut down facilities recently.
On Sunday, May 30, JBS USA was the target of an organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.
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 USA and Pilgrim’s continue to make significant progress in restoring our IT systems and returning to business as usual,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “Today, the vast majority of our facilities resumed operations as we forecast yesterday, including all of our pork, poultry and prepared foods facilities around the world and the majority of our beef facilities in the U.S. and Australia.”
The company is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised.