Meat producer JBS USA hit by cyberattack

One of the largest meat suppliers in the country was hit on Sunday by a cyberattack that impacted operations, with the attack coming just weeks after Colonial Pipeline was forced to temporarily shut down operations due to a similar attack.

Meat producing group JBS USA said in a statement released Sunday that it had been the “target of an organized cybersecurity attack” that had affected servers in North America and Australia.

JBS USA said it notified authorities of the attack, suspended all impacted systems and was working with an “Incident Response firm” to respond, stressing that its backup servers were not affected.