"JBS ,the world's largest meat processing company, targeted by a cyber attack"
JBS' computer networks were hacked, resulting in the temporary shutdown of some operations in Australia, Canada, and the United States, impacting thousands of employees.
According to the White House, the ransomware attack was carried out by a criminal organisation operating in Russia.
A ransomware attack occurs when hackers gain access to a computer network and attempt to interrupt or erase data until a ransom is paid.
The FBI is investigating the attack, according to the White House.
On Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said, "JBS told [the White House] that the ransom demand came from a criminal organisation possibly based in Russia."
"On this issue, the White House is directly engaging with the Russian government and conveying the message that responsible states do not harbour ransomware criminals," she further added.