THE world’s largest meat supplier has been hit by a huge cyberattack, just weeks after a major pipeline was put offline by attackers.

JBS USA said in a statement from Greeley, Colorado, on Monday that it was the target on Sunday of an “organized cybersecurity attack” affecting some of its servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.

“The company’s backup servers were not affected and it is actively working with an Incident Response firm to restore its systems as soon as possible,” the statement said.

The hack had an immediately impact, with the company halting all of its beef and lamb kills across Australia, according to industry site Beef Central

Australian staff learned of the attack when they were turned away from their workplaces on Monday.

JBS exports about 70% of what it produces in Australia.

Source: The Sun

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