No one seems to fear the USA anymore since Biden became president.
The United States has once again fallen victim to a cyberattack on the commodities market affecting the food supply just weeks after a cyberattack on the oil supply.
The JBS, the worlds largest meat processing company headquartered in Colorado announced that they were victim of a cyberattack from the ransomware gang Revil, which is known to operate in Russia.
The attack caused the company to shut down and limit production in the USA however, back up servers were not damaged in the hack.
From the Associated Press:
JBS said late Tuesday that it had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack and expected the “vast majority” of its plants to be operating on Wednesday. The attack affected servers supporting JBS’s operations in North America and Australia. Backup servers weren’t affected and the company said it was not aware of any customer, supplier or employee data being compromised.
JBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. If it were to shut down for even one day, the U.S. would lose almost a quarter of its beef-processing capacity, or the equivalent of 20,000 beef cows.
Meanwhile, the White House is clueless…
“We’re not taking anything off the table in terms of how we may respond,” Press sec Psaki tells @marykbruce about the recent cyber attack on meat processor JBS alleged to have been perpetrated by hackers based in Russia. https://t.co/VYtpgroMHL pic.twitter.com/MhDu3ONrIH
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 2, 2021
The USA has been victim of a cyberattack twice in less than six weeks and the Biden administration doesn’t have any answers.
As a result of the attack prices are going through the roof.
“There’s a lot of frenzied buying going on right now,” said Suzanne Rajczi, chief executive of restaurant supplier Ginsberg’s Foods. “The whole fresh-commodity supply chain has been stretched to the max.”
Associated Press | Wall Street Journal