FBI Confirms REvil Hacking Group Behind JBS Cyberattack

June 2, 2021, 9:16 PM

The FBI on Wednesday said the ransomware group REvil was responsible for the cyberattack on JBS SA that forced the Brazilian food giant to shut down all of its beef plants in the U.S. and to slow pork and poultry production.

REvil, which is also known as Sodinokibi, emerged in 2019 and has become known for its dark web page, called the “happy blog,” where it names victims and auctions sensitive documents. While it’s not clear where its operators are located, the group’s public face, who goes by the name “Unknown,” exclusively publishes in Russian.

“We have attributed the JBS ...

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