Major meat producer JBS USA said it paid the equivalent $11 million to hackers to resolve a ransomware attack that forced the company to shut down its beef plants.
The company said in a statement on Thursday that it made the decision to “mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attack and ensure no data was exfiltrated.”
At the time of the payment, the vast majority of the company’s facilities were operational, it said.
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The statement comes a week after JBS was forced to temporarily halt production at its plants following the cyberattack that affected facilities in both North America and Australia earlier this month. Read more at The Hill