JBS Admits Paying $11 Million to REvil Ransomware Attackers
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JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processors, confirmed reports that it had paid hackers “the equivalent of $11 million in ransom” to recover its systems following a ransomware attack that crippled many of its facilities.
“It was very painful to pay the criminals, but we did the right thing for our customers,” Andre Nogueira, chief executive of JBS SA’s U.S. division, said. Nogueira said that the company restored its systems from backup but paid the ransom because it wasn’t clear that the attackers, which the FBI says was the REvil gang, couldn’t find another way to strike. (Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal)
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