The world’s largest meat supplier, JBS, was reported last week to have been hit by a sophisticated ransomware attack that affected its North American and Australian operations, with signs pointing to it being another attack by the REvil group based in Russia. Although JBS has not revealed whether data has been stolen, this has become a common technique for cyber criminals as it allows them to extort their victim even if they have backups of the encrypted data.
Why did JBS ‘Get Slaughtered’…?
Ransomware attacks on large corporations such as JBS are becoming an almost daily occurrence. It begs the question, how aren’t these companies able to stop the attack?
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