KFI Radio's Tim Conway Jr, Producer of Meat Says It Paid $11M To Hackers


JBS, the world's largest meat producer, says it paid $11 million in Bitcoin as ransom after a cyber-attack shut down its U.S. plants.

  • The company says it decided to pay the ransom to protect its data and customers. The company resumed full operations shortly after paying the ransom.
  • Investigators believe a Russian hacking group known as REvil was behind the cyber-attack.
  • Are cyber attacks like this becoming too big a problem to ignore? Are companies making a mistake by paying the ransom instead of trying to fix the problem on their own?

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