FBI Reveals Russia-Related group of ransomware REvil on Wednesday as the person responsible for the cyberattack that forced key U.S. meat producer JBS to shut down all of its beef plants, according to the post.
“We attributed the attack to JBS REvil and Sodinokibi and are working hard to bring those responsible to justice,” the FBI said in a statement. “We continue to focus our efforts on creating risks and consequences and holding accountable cybercriminals accountable.”
REvil is also known as Sodinokibi. The White House has previously stated that a criminal group, which is likely based in Russia, is responsible for the hacking.
President Biden said his administration is “carefully scrutinizing” the possibility of retaliation against Russia following the JBS hack and a previous cyberattack by another Russia-related group that affected the Colonial Pipeline. Asked if he believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is checking his administration, Biden said no.
Biden is expected to discuss the recent spike in cyberattacks during a summit with Putin later this month.
In the update on Tuesday night, JBS USA said it has made “significant progress” in its efforts to prevent cyberattacks. CEO André Nogueira said he expects the “vast majority” of JBS’s plants to be operational by Wednesday.
JBS’s beef factories account for about a quarter of the country’s processing capacity. The company said it was “able to ship products from nearly all of its facilities to supply customers on Tuesday,” despite the business interruption.
This story has been updated.