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On May 31, the world's largest meat processing company JBS confirmed that it faced a ransomware attack. The attack affected some servers supporting the company's operations in North America and Australia, disrupting production for several days. The company's U.S. division has confirmed that it paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom to the hackers after the attack. JBS decided to pay the ransom to avoid unexpected issues and to ensure that no data was exfiltrated. According to the FBI, the Russian-speaking gang REvil was behind the attack. This group has been observed making some of the highest ransomware demands in recent months. This article continues to discuss the meat supplier's payment of $11 million to resolve the ransomware attack it recently faced, the impact of this attack, and the accelerating threat of ransomware against critical industries around the world.

USA TODAY reports "Meat Company JBS Confirms It Paid $11M Ransom in Cyberattack"