“Where’s The Beef?” Cyberattack Causes World’s Largest Beef Producer to Shut Down All of its US-Based Beef Plants, Hackers Are “Russian-Based”…Again

Signage is displayed outside the JBS SA pork processing plant.

FoxNews.com reports that

Brazil-based JBS, the world’s largest meat producer, has shuttered all of its US-based beef plants as of Tuesday while responding to a cyberattack,

The shutdowns impacted all nine beef plants, located in Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents more than 25,000 JBS employees. JBS’s US-based pork plants are still operational.

The shuttered plants produce nearly one-quarter of U.S. beef supplies. In total, JBS employs more than 66,000 workers across 84 US-based locations.

The attack raised concerns of a potential meat shortage in the U.S. and several other countries impacted by the situation. It wasn’t immediately clear how the shutdown would affect meat prices.

JBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Bloomberg was first to report on the shutdowns.

JBS USA said it discovered on Sunday that an “organized cybersecurity attack” had impacted some of its computer systems in North America and Australia. The company noted it would “take time” to resolve the cybersecurity breach and warned it “may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.”

UFCW called on the company to pay workers impacted by the plant shutdowns.

“As the union for JBS meatpacking workers across the country, UFCW is pleased JBS is working around the clock to resolve this, and UFCW is urging JBS to ensure that all of its meatpacking workers receive their contractually guaranteed pay as these plant shutdowns continue,” UFCW International President Marc Perrone said in a statement.

JBS has yet to publicly disclose that it was targeted by a ransomware attack. The White House said it was aware of the situation and indicated a criminal group likely based in Russia was believed to be responsible.

“JBS notified the administration that the ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing.

So “a criminal group likely based in Russia was believed to be responsible”.

Deja vu…all over again.

On May 11th, NYPost.com reported that

Russia on Tuesday denied responsibility for the cyberattack that led to the ongoing Colonial Pipeline shutdown — which has caused panic buying and gas shortages in the southeastern US.

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the Kremlin rejected any idea it was behind the crisis, now in its fifth day.

“Russia didn’t have anything to do with hacking attacks that had taken place earlier,” Dmitry Peskov said during a conference call.

“We categorically don’t accept any accusations against us in this regard.”

On Monday, the FBI blamed a criminal gang of hackers known as “DarkSide” for launching ransomware against the Alpharetta, Ga.-based Colonial Pipeline Co. and crippling some of its computer systems on Friday.

Colonial Pipeline wound up paying the Cyber Terrorist Group a whole lot of money to get their pipeline working again.

And now, it looks like this Brazilian-based company will have to do the same.

Lord knows, the Biden Administration will not do anything about it.

Their lack of response to the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown and now, this possible beef shortage, should tell you all that you need to know about they way this this Administration actually feels about the health and prosperity of American Citizens.

They have “more important things” to pay attention to.

Like increasing the racial division within our Sovereign Nation.

And, making sure that illegal immigrants get across our Southern Border in order to be dispersed throughout our country.

Why do you think that VP Kamala “Heels Up” Harris, who is supposed to be in charge of handling the “Border Situation” has never even gone down there on a fact-finding mission?

Just like they did with the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, the Biden Administration will not do anything of consequence in response to this Cyber Terrorist attack.

After all, protecting American Citizens is not a priority to this Administration.

“Radical Change” is.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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