The chairman of the U-S House Agriculture Committee is promising action after Russian hackers targeted the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS, in a ransomware attack that disrupted operations at the Worthington plant and elsewhere.
Georgia Democrat David Scott says “we must find out if the Russian government is involved” and hold Russia accountable to help find out who in that country is responsible for the cyberattacks. The JBS plant in Worthington had to close Tuesday. The company’s operations in neighboring Iowa were also affected. Chairman Scott says he will be working closely with U-S-D-A and President Biden “to get to the bottom of this.”