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Meatpacker JBS said late Thursday its global facilities are “fully operational” and that last weekend’s cyberattack has been resolved.

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said it has been able to limit the damage from the attack to less than one day’s worth of production. Any lost production will be fully recovered by the end of next week, the company said in a statement.

The company did not say whether it had paid a ransom or which group had been responsible for the cyberattack. JBS had said Wednesday most of its operations were back in line.

Citing a person familiar with the matter, the Associated Press reported earlier this week that JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, had notified the U.S. government of a ransom demand from the hacker gang REvil, which is believed to operate in Russia.

The attack on JBS followed the early May shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. fuel pipeline, for nearly a week. Colonial Pipeline later confirmed it paid $4.4 million to the hackers.

And on Wednesday, officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York said they were working to counter a cyberattack against North America’s largest transit system. The attack was quickly foiled, MTA officials said.

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