FBI says Russian hackers are behind the meat supplier cyber attack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation officially blamed Russian hacker groups REvil and Sodinokibi for the cyber attacks on meat supplier JBS. They confirmed reports of Russian interference in a statement Wednesday.

In the statement, the FBI promised they “are working diligently to bring the threat actors to justice.” But, it also read that private sector partnerships will be “essential” when it comes to responding to the effects of these attacks. JBS announced Sunday that all plants in the United States, Canada, and Australia were shut down. At the time, they also wrote in a statement that they had turned to “third-party experts to resolve the situation.”

“A cyberattack on one is an attack on us all,” the FBI statement read. This comes only weeks since a cyber attack shut down the Colonial Pipeline.

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