Cyber Attacks halting big companies like JBS and Colonial Pipeline with ransomware!

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The latest cyber-attack on JBS one of the largest US beef supplier which represent more than one fifth of all US meat processing was halted for two days due to the attack. Scrambled to get back in line and return all systems. Also a few weeks ago the attack on the biggest fuel pipeline in the US that runs 5,500 miles. Operated by Colonial Pipeline halted it´s operations just the same way.

The attack known as ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim´s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. Users are shown instructions for how to pay a fee to get the decryption key. The cost can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands or more, payable to cybercriminals in bitcoin.

There are several vectors ransomware can take to access a computer. One of…

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