Shifts canceled at Worthington meat plant after JBS hit by cyberattack
June 2, 2021
The White House said on Tuesday that Brazil-based JBS has informed the U.S. government that a ransomware attack against the company that has disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization likely based in Russia.
JBS is the world's largest meat processor and slaughters about 20% of pork and beef in the U.S. The incident caused its Australian operations to shut down on Monday and has stopped livestock slaughter at several of its U.S. plants, including in Worthington.
The ransomware attack follows one last month by a group with ties to Russia on Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, that crippled fuel delivery for several days in the U.S. Southeast.