staff JBS No TexasAnd the United StateThey had to go back to using the knife at work, says Bloomberg News. Manual labor was carried out after the company suffered from a Internet attack, last Monday (31), which suspended operations in the country, in Canada and on Australia.
In a memo to the agency, the company’s US CEO, Andre Nogueira, said JBS and Pilgrim’s Pride “continue to make significant progress in restoring our IT systems and back to business as usual.”
With work back in operation without all the machines ready for it, employees are carrying out operations ranging from knife sharpening to speed control of the production line, according to employees at the Texas unit.
For them, with manual operation, logistical work, such as packing and counting livestock, becomes a challenge.
This kind of job should continue in these early days after the attack, until all machines are confirmed to be working properly, said Wendell Young, president of the UCFW, which represents 1,500 meatpackers. members.
In addition to various work, Employees are concerned about whether or not their personal data has been compromised due to the attack. The company claims that it is not aware of any evidence of data leakage from customers, suppliers or workers.
And in Omaha, Nebraska, some employees returned Wednesday, while others returned Thursday (3). For them, it is not clear what the processes will be like.
“Everything is controlled by computers. If they can’t reach them, they can’t run,” said Eric Rieder, president of UCFW in Omaha.
All IT systems were suspended on Monday as soon as an attack was detected. According to the company, the criminals had used ransomware, a virus that hijacks access to the victim’s computer, which is returned only after payment.
JBS claims that its backup servers have not been hacked.
These systems are essential in meat processing plants where computers are used at various stages of production, including billing and shipping.
On Tuesday evening, JBS reported that the systems are already working again and that Slaughterhouses in the affected countries were resuming production.
a st 1 Contacting JBS and until the last update of this article, there was no response.
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