Another day, another major ransomware cyberattack, this one on the large meat processing company JBS:
— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) June 1, 2021
This latest attack comes “just weeks after a gang of hackers shut down operation of the Colonial Pipeline”:
A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat company is disrupting production around the world. The attack comes just weeks after a gang of hackers shut down operation of the Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. fuel pipeline. https://t.co/M9sufdeqxd
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2021
So, how are these hackers picking their targets?
So weird how cyber-terrorists are targeting exactly what the left has told us are bad for us and must be wiped out.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) June 2, 2021
President Biden refused to comment on any payment that was reportedly made to the Colonial Pipeline hackers, which many thought at the time would only encourage other attacks:
Hey remember when the media just stopped asking questions about the $5 million ransom on the colonial pipeline and if the WH facilitated that after Biden said "I'm not commenting on that"
Was just thinking about that for some reason. https://t.co/rtgpMiCXKh
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 1, 2021
JBS is now racing to restore its systems:
“Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement.https://t.co/PEElnR0ceP
— Delco Times (@delcotimes) June 2, 2021
The White House said the hackers were “likely based in Russia”:
“The White House has offered assistance to JBS” after the meat processing company was targeted by hackers, deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says. JBS told the WH they received a ransom demand from a criminal organization "likely based in Russia."
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2021
And the White House is “in contact with Russia” over the attack, whatever that means:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 2, 2021
Of note, Biden’s tone on Russia has dramatically changed now that he’s president:
Also in today’s Morning Jolt, somehow Biden has shifted from “I will impose substantial and lasting costs” on Russia to trying to “normalize” our relationship with Moscow.https://t.co/azgDELsJAd
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 2, 2021