June 9 (Reuters) – JBS USA, a subsidiary of the Brazilian company JBS, paid a ranson equivalent to $ 11 million (€ 9 million) after a cyberattack that disrupted much of its activities in North America and Australia, said Andre Nogueira, the boss of the American subsidiary of the company in a press release Wednesday.
The world’s largest meat producer shut down operations at North American factories after a cyberattack that threatened to disrupt food supply chains and cause food prices to rise further.
A group of Russian-linked hackers known as REvil and Sodinokibi is behind the cyberattack on JBS, a source familiar with the matter said last week.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the payment for the JBS ransom was made in bitcoins. (Aishwarya Nair, French version Camille Raynaud)