Add another victim to the spate of ransomware attacks - this time, JBS, one of the largest meat suppliers in the world. All of their facilities seem to be impacted, and they don't seem to be coming back up super quickly.
While we could all certainly do with eating less meat, I don't think that was the point of this attack, and it's just about money again. I will once again say, though, that cryptocurrency bears some of the blame for making this kind of ransom way more feasible.
What is interesting, however, is that some of these groups have admitted to only going after companies with ransomware insurance - as apparently, they always pay up - going so far as to hack the insurance companies first to get their customer list.
I don't know how long all this can go on for before "cyber insurance" stops being offered so easily and instead comes with actual insurance requirements for good security practices, but something has to break eventually. In the meantime, the FBI are apparently going to start taking it all a lot more seriously, so good luck to them - it's not exactly a small problem to tackle.