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Four weeks after the Russian hack on Colonial Pipelines, the world’s largest beef supplier has been hit with a ransomware attack, threatening some of the U.S. meat supply.


  1. Who is the company and how many facilities do they maintain?
  2. How much was paid to Russian hackers from Colonial Pipelines?
  3. What might be the effect on farmers if the plants are shut down for an extended time?


Collier, K. and W. Wilde. (2021). Cyberattack hits world’s largest meat supplier. yahoo!News. (Retrievable online at