Meat processing company JBS on Thursday, June 3, was able to fully restore operations at all of its facilities after a hacker attack. That’s according to a statement posted on the company’s website.
JBS stressed that all of its facilities around the world are now fully operational again after the May 30 cyber-attack was resolved. The head of the company, Andre Nogueira, said that the “quick restoration of operations” of the plants was possible due to the “dedicated work” of experts in the field of Internet technology and cybersecurity.
He said criminals were unable to gain access to key systems, which helped mitigate the negative effects of the hacking attack.
“Fortunately, all of our facilities around the world are running smoothly today, and we are focused on fulfilling our responsibilities to produce safe, high-quality products,” he said.
In addition, the statement notes that the criminals did not gain access to personal information of JBS customers, suppliers or employees.
The statement said the loss of production at the company’s global business will be fully restored by the end of next week, which will “limit any potential negative impact on the company’s manufacturers, customers and employees.”
The company said it notified federal authorities immediately after the cyberattack and deployed cybersecurity tools.
The JBS executive also thanked the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the FBI for “their support in quickly resolving this issue.”
JBS was attacked on May 30 and the company was forced to suspend all affected systems while the problem was being fixed in the United States and Australia.
Brent Eastwood, CEO of JBS Foods Australia, noted that the cyberattack was aimed at the company’s information systems. That’s why the scheduled May 31 slaughter of cows and lambs across Australia was canceled. Workers were sent home while the problem was fixed.