The Biggest Meat Processing Company in the WORLD Was Hacked, Supply Chain Disruptions Increase

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Hackers have struck again only weeks after the Colonial pipeline hacking. The pipeline hacking had consumers rush to panic buy fuel, causing widespread shortages. This time, however, it wasn’t the fuel and gas system but major beef producers.

One of the world’s largest meat processors shuts down

Australian and North American units of Brazil’s JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processors, was hit over the weekend by an organized cyberattack on its information systems.

The attack caused its Australian operations to shut down completely on Monday, and the company is saying that it is working to resolve the incident.

“On Sunday, May 30, JBS USA determined that it was the target of an organized cybersecurity attack, affecting some of the servers supporting it’s North American and Australian IT systems,” it said in a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Resolution of the incident will take time, which may delay certain transactions with customers and suppliers.”

The attack shut down operations located across Australia. JBS Australia Chief Executive Officer Brent Eastwood told Beefcentral. He was unable to say how long the stoppage would last.

The shortages and supply chain issues continue to stack up.

This issue is not just in Australia

JBS has operations in Canada and the United States as well. All JBS plants in the United States have been closed.

According to Beefcentral, Australian meat processing operations would be impossible without normal IT and internet systems access. Primo Smallgoods, a JBS business in Queensland state, has also been affected.

Jon Condon, a publisher at Beefcentral, said the shutdown’s impact would depend on how long the stoppage will last.

“At this point, nobody knows,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.

“It could be a day. It could be a week. It could be multiple weeks.

“The longer it goes, the worse the situation in terms of supply and disruption.

“I don’t think anyone should be concerned about potentially running short of meat.

“There are a lot of meat processors in Australia other than JBS, and if this issue were to extend beyond a short period of time, it would not be that difficult or unusual for processing to occur in other locations by other companies to keep the meat supply in order.

“If it’s only short-term, a day’s processing loss isn’t going to make that much difference.”

Reminder: This is the biggest meat processing company in the WORLD

He added that the JBS was the biggest company in the world for chicken, beef, pork, and thus the significance of the attack and the consequences of the stoppage should not be underestimated.

David Littleproud, Federal Agriculture Minister, said that the government was aware of the hack and was working with the company to get back online nationally.

“We’re obviously working with law enforcement here in Australia, and we’re also working with our international partners,” Mr. Littleproud said.

“It’s under investigation, and it’s important that we respect that process.”

“The technology that [JBS] use, the systems they use, go to the heart of the quality assurance of the beef that they process.

“So we need to make sure that we can get that up and going to give confidence, not just to consumers here in Australia, but also to our export markets.”

JBS employs around 6,687 beef and sheep processors in Australia alone

The Australian Meat Industry Employees’ Union Queensland secretary Matt Journeaux is concerned about these employees and the effect the shutdown will have. 

“The meat in the sandwich is that this is a concerted effort against Australian business, and the workers will suffer as a result of that,” Mr. Journeaux said.

“In most processing facilities, the workers are on daily hire arrangements, and unfortunately, if they don’t work, they don’t get paid.

“There are six sites in Queensland that will be affected … and around the nation. There would be significantly more.”

Late on Monday, Mr. Journeaux said workers would be paid for the day, with JBS working to get its payroll system back online.

“I believe they will be paid because payday is today,” he said. [source]

Where’s the beef?

While most of the damage is in Australia, this is yet one more brick in the wall of the Great Reset. It can and most likely will affect beef availability here in the United States. It will also most likely be a factor in the rising of beef prices here in the United States and other places across the world.

This economic crisis is not simply a matter of corruption or short-sighted politicians. It is also not a matter of the growing sophistication of hackers. 

It is yet another step of many in a plan that hatched long ago. It is a plan in which the bottom 99% of the world’s population lives under a complete tyranny with virtually no comforts. Their basic needs are met by a government-controlled UBI payment controlled by cashless credits that can be cut off at the first sign of dissent. It is a Hunger Games society with a technological control grid that is virtually inescapable.

And here we go

This is what the Great Reset is all about.

The failures of Free Trade combined with the coming Great Reset will make humanity wish they had given their all to defend their freedom because once they have lost their liberty completely, they will have nothing left to give.

How will you prepare for the coming sky-high meat prices? 

Do you plan to stock up on meat? Do you produce your meat? How do you plan to combat rising meat prices and protect yourself from situations like this? Let’s discuss it in the comments.

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Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several ‘Revolutions’ they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several 'Revolutions' they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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  • JBS released a statement last night,

    JBS said in a Tuesday night statement that it had made “significant progress” in resolving the issue and getting its systems back online.

    “We have cybersecurity plans in place to address these types of issues and we are successfully executing those plans,” JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira said. “Given the progress our IT professionals and plant teams have made in the last 24 hours, the vast majority of our beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods plants will be operational [Wednesday].”


    Given the verbiage of their cybersecurity plans, and at the speed at which they assess to be back online today, it appears they either have 1) a good cybersecurity team/plans in place (perhaps they learned from other ransomeware attacks) or 2) they paid.

    I heard one cybersecurity expert say the Biden admin needs to do two things 1) Take some kind of control/regulation of Bitcoin 2) Push to have the Russian government to track down the hackers and arrest them. (source NPR)
    Good luck with that on both counts.

    More attacks in the future? A real possibility.
    In the mean time, get independent of the system as much as possible. Source your own local meats, dairy, eggs, veggies as possible or grow your own if possible.

    • “get independent of the system as much as possible. Source your own local meats, dairy, eggs, veggies as possible or grow your own if possible”

      can’t achieve independence alone. how large of a village/town/county is necessary to achieve meaningful independence?

    • if an albertson’s rep shows up and offers triple price for all their beef pork and chicken, will your ranchers sell?

  • Security is not cheap – especially in the non-mainframe world. Protecting and securing your IT system takes time, money, recurring training, and labor. Maintenance of any sort is always been the first place companies look to “save” money – seen it over and over during my working career.
    Just wait till everything is in the ‘cloud’. Ain’t gonna be pretty.

    • I have to agree with you on the non-mainframe world. Real PITA to have to a few hundred or thousand individual PCs, even with a mass push of security. Easier to be pro-active with a mainframe.

      Pre-cloud was off site back up data sites (really, the early form of cloud based storage). We used a incremental back up program to take “snap” shots of a disk image and then push that via SSH to the back up site. Disk got corrupted, hacked, just roll back to the previous snap shot (12hrs based off DTG), re-image the disk and press on. Bummer about the loss in those 12hrs, but better than losing the whole thing.
      Never had a hack, but the plan was to pull the hacked drives, install new ones and re-image with the last snap shot. The hacked drives were to be kept for the security guys to go over to see if they could find the hack/lessons learned.

      • And how pathetic is the fact the plant obviously had NO business interruption plan and could not manage to operate WITHOUT a computer system? How much you want to bet the company didn’t force password resets on a regular (read short) interval?
        We exercise business continuity plan 4 times a year.

  • I truly believe that these big corps should heed the warning that comes from other big corps being hacked…perhaps we should bump up our cyber security, or at the very least, re-evaluate it. But, they seem oblivious to the fact that they are vulnerable…everyone and everything is vulnerable. And, it’s that very loophole that will be our downfall. Are they, are we, incapable of learning the value of being aware? Or, is it all part of the plan???

  • If it’s connected to a network it isn’t secure. Past that point it’s always been a cost – benefit analysis conducted by bean counters, and they always go with the cheapest option.

    I’ve been in IT a long time, including admin and security and the bean counters always choose risk over spending money to make sure things are secure.

    We raise chickens primarily for eggs, but are adding dual purpose chickens so they make a decent meal along with laying eggs.

    We have about a years worth of meat in the freezers and over a year in canned meat.

    I hunt at a friend’s farm, he has some chickens and is getting about 50 more once the chicks are old enough and I get them out there. His land is where my group will meet if the time comes. Three of his neighbors raise cattle, one rents land from my friend.

    Those neighbors will have the help of my group, community is what will allow people to survive what’s coming.

    • @Thaylore,
      10 years ago, I would agree with you about the bean counters bit.

      Based off conversations I have with friends still in the game, the shift towards pro-security has increased as the bean counters do not want to be on the wrong side of a decision that could cost millions.
      Or be a national security issue.

      Sounds like you have a good group/community and great mindset.

      • @1stMarineJarHead

        I’ve seen things start to change. Security and the potential legal costs have started to change some the cost – benefit analysis of some bean counters, but they still win out over security too often.

        “Sounds like you have a good group/community and great mindset.”

        Thanks. My grandmother taught me well, she lived through the Great Depression and remembered it well. I took her lessons to heart.

        I’ve tried to keep an open mind and learn from other people, and give back when I can.

        My group is good, somewhere I got adopted into the family.

  • What’s next in the Great Reset agenda? Digital currency? Transferring all privately-owned property to the state? Carbon footprint taxes? What could they use to drive these changes?

    • genesis 41:25 “Now Joseph said to Pharaoh, ‘Pharaoh’s dreams are one and the same; God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do. 26 The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one and the same. 27 The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine. 28 It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do. 29 Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt; 30 and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe. 32 Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about. 33 Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. 35 Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it. 36 Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine …’ 53 When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, ‘Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.’ 56 When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. 57 The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth …”

      genesis 47:13 “Now there was no food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine. 14 Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. 15 When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, ‘Give us food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money is gone.’ 16 Then Joseph said, ‘Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money is gone.’ 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses and the flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he fed them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year. 18 When that year was ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, ‘We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the cattle are my lord’s. There is nothing left for my lord except our bodies and our lands. 19 Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.’ 20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s. 21 As for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of Egypt’s border to the other.”

  • CTO to CEO: “Look at all the money we saved migrating our infrastructure to the cloud!”

    CEO to CTO, after pocketing a few million extra bonuses based on those savings: “Oh shit! We’re losing millions per day for each day our cloud is hacked.”

    CEO to HR: “You need to change our performance targets and re-price our options.”

    Moral of the story: There are few consequences for the perpetrators of corporate stupidity. It’s the customers and low-level staff who pay.

  • As with the Colonial debacle, here is the ‘excuse’ for higher prices and potentially limited availability.
    Not as prepared as I’d like to be. Luckily I have recently established a relationship with a local farmer who raises chickens, pigs, and meat and dairy cows organically.

  • Now would be a good time to seek out accessable meat farmers and processing plants
    and form a co-op in your local area.

  • I have a possible solution since thus is occurring more frequently. Supply chain disruption..their just in time___topology.

    Buy a chest freezer…as big as you can fit into your residence.

    Go find a local meat producer..there out there..a from them…store in freezer…learn to can…invest in canning gear.

    Get a vacuum sealer…a good one!

    Or be someone with their head in the sand…and feel the pain this winter. I think most people here in search of knowledge.

    We’re doing it..not rocket science!

  • The Russians did not hack anything the feds did under the direction of who is really running the country- Odumbo. Think about it both industries are hated by the lefties and within a couple of weeks the oil pipeline then a meat processor? Really? It is not even close to plausible. Now both oil and meat are going through the roof all because a certain incompetent black communist homo Muslim hates the US and particularly white Americans.

  • This was not an attack by Russia. Lately, everything that goes wrong is Russia or China’s fault. While neither country is a bastion of morality and diplomacy, in this case and other so believe it is the GWO is behind this with the sanctions of the countries behind them, America being one of them. We see that Bill Gates has been buying up all the farmland in the USA. Why? He has publicly come out and said he wants us to eat fake beef. This all contrived and orchestrated as sure as I am living and breathing. Another nail in the coffin of freedom amd democracy.

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