Global meat supplier JBS targeted by hackers

Another cyber attack has hit global headlines this weekend after the North American and Australian networks for JBS had to be shut down following an organised assault on some of its servers. The attack has halted the processing at one of Canada’s largest meatpacking plants, which could cause a global disruption to supply chains. The attack has alarmed the already shaken global food security, which has been struggling, like many sectors, during the Covid-19 pandemic. JBS is currently working with an Incident Response Firm to restore its systems as soon as possible. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant increase in cyber fraud. It is more important than ever therefore to understand the precautions needed when shopping and working online, using emails, and storing data. By taking a few simple steps, you could prevent your own business from losing time and money in an attack. The NEBRC is one of a number of centres across the UK that have been established to help protect businesses of any size and scale from cyber crime. Speak to us today about FREE membership, various resources, and services to help mitigate cyber security risks and protect your organisation. The NEBRC can also support you to achieve Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification, which is a requirement to work with many larger organisations and public authorities. Let us help you in this modern, digital era