Hackers have taken aim at the world's food supply. They attacked a major meat processing company. The company's leaders are pointing fingers at Russia.
JBS noticed over the weekend that someone broke into its networks. The company suspended all systems that were affected. It shut down slaughterhouses in the US, Canada, and Australia.
The company notified the White House of the attack. It said it received a ransom demand from a criminal organization that is likely tied to Russia.
Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said White House officials are engaging with their counterparts in Moscow over the matter.
The breach comes three weeks after a ransomware attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the US. That attack prompted the operator to shut down its network and led to long lines at gas stations.