CEO Andre Nogueira said in a statement that “we felt this decision had to be made to prevent any potential risk for our customers.” The most specific information about why JBS paid the attackers is also in the statement, as the company said it was trying “to mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attack and ensure no data was exfiltrated.” Talking to the Wall Street Journal, the CEO said that despite successful data recovery efforts, experts couldn’t promise that the attackers would not strike again.
While we now know that a significant portion of the Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin payment was tracked and seized by the feds, there’s no word on any similar efforts, or their outcome, in this case.
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