Are ransomware attacks the new normal?

June 02, 2021

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JBS red sign on meat factory building facade.

A worker heads into the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado, Oct. 12, 2020. A weekend ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat company is disrupting production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a US oil pipeline. 

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The cyberattack that shut down JBS, the world's largest meat supplier, came within weeks of the Colonial Pipeline hack. Are ransomware attacks the new normal? And, ever since Myanmar’s army seized power in a coup four months ago, the country has descended into terror. Many protesters are fed up with peace marches and are ready to fight back. Also, a herd of wild elephants has gone rogue in China. A dozen or so left a nature preserve in Yunnan province months ago and are now approaching the city of Kunming, putting authorities on guard.

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