The Week (US)

Hackers: Russia-linked attack shuts meat plants


A cyberattac­k and ransom demand “from a criminal organizati­on likely based in Russia” shut down nine U.S. beef plants this week, said Julie Creswell in The New York Times. JBS, which “accounts for one-fifth of the daily U.S. cattle harvest,” managed to reopen the majority of its affected plants after just one day of disruption. But the incident raised new fears about Russia-based hackers, who just last month shut down oil deliveries in the Colonial Pipeline attack.

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