The White House has been in contact with Russia following a ransomware attack on JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company. The attack which took place earlier this week resulted in the shutdown of operations in Australia and America. The White House has offered JBS assistance from the Department of Agriculture. JBS has been working alongside US authorities, and have shared information about the ransom attack which indicate that the ransomware gang are linked to Russia.
Karine Jean-Pierre, a spokeswoman for the White House has said, “JBS notified the administration that the ransom demand came from a criminal organization likely based in Russia. The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals.”