KDDD News 6-1-21 Cyber attack shuts down JBS

A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat processing company is disrupting production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline.

JBS SA of Brazil notified the U.S. of a ransom demand from a criminal organization likely based in Russia.

JBS is the second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. If it were to shut down for even one day, the U.S. would lose almost a quarter of its beef-processing capacity, or the equivalent of 20,000 beef cows.

The disruption could further raise meat prices ahead of summer barbecues.

JBS didn’t say which of its 84 U.S. facilities were closed Monday and Tuesday because of the attack. The Moore County News Press reports that Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades, who has been in contact with local JBS officials, that only shipping and maintenance operations were performed yesterday. It is not known when meat processing operations will return to normal. Rhoades said he was assured that JBS would still be able to supply the beef for the upcoming Dogie Days barbecue set to take place Thursday, June 10.


2021 7-on-7 Texas State qualifying continues in Division II this Saturday in Dumas at the Dumas SQT. Dumas is in Pool A.

The 2021 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournaments continue in Division II this Saturday at Dumas.

Pool play will start up at 9 a.m. and the State Qualifying Round will start at 2 p.m. at Demon Stadium in Dumas
This tournament will have ONE entry to the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament in College Station June 24-25.

And yesterday was the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Dumas North Elementary. The new school is being built at 700 North Maddox