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Russia-Linked Hacking Group Is Behind JBS Cyber Attack: Sources

A notorious Russia-linked hacking group is behind the cyber attack against JBS SA, according to four people familiar with the assault who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The cyber gang goes by the name REvil or …

Australian, North American Units of World’s Largest Meat Supplier Hit by Cyber Attack

MELBOURNE – Australian and North American units of the world’s largest meat works were hit over the weekend by an organized cyber attack on its information systems, Brazil’s JBS SA said in a statement. The attack caused its Australian operations …

Reuters Report: How COVID-19 Swept Brazilian Slaughterhouses of Top Meatpacker

JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacker, has vowed to keep the world fed during the coronavirus pandemic. Executives say the company has added more than 15,000 new workers in Brazil this year to crank out cuts of chicken, pork and …

Brazilian Court Orders JBS to Require Worker Distancing After COVID Outbreak at Plant

A Brazilian court this week ordered JBS SA to impose a 1.5-meter (5-feet) distance between workers in the production line at its beef plant in Pontes e Lacerda to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, prosecutors told Reuters on …

Midwest Meatpackers Cautiously Reopen Plants After Coronavirus Shutdown

A South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening on May 4 after being shuttered for over two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that infected more than 800 employees. As two departments opened at the Sioux …

Coronavirus Cases Surge in Reopened Colorado Beef Plant, Worker Dies

COVID-19 cases at a JBS meatpacking plant in Colorado have more than doubled “in a number of days” and a sixth employee died of the virus, a union official said on Thursday, underscoring the risks of U.S. meat plants reopening. …