Cyber Warfare

Meat Supplier JBS Paid $11 Million Ransom To Hackers

The world’s largest meat processor, JBS, is now revealing for the first time that it paid an $11 million ransom to the hackers who breached its computer system, temporarily shutting down U.S. plants and others around the world.

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Why The U.S. Can’t Stop Cyber Attacks

The U.S.A. recently faced a series of ransomware attacks and cyber attacks on critical infrastructure like the Colonial Pipeline, the city of Tulsa, and JBS, the worlds largest meat producer. Ransomware, a program that hackers use to hold digital information hostage, has become the top choice of malware for criminals.

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U.S. cyberattack a serious, ongoing problem, Microsoft cautions

The U.S. cybersecurity team is still trying to determine exactly who is responsible for a major cyberattack in the U.S., with many signs pointing to the Russian government. Microsoft, which has built the systems for a majority of computers in the U.S., said they too have found malicious software on its systems. William Brangham spoke with Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, to learn more.

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