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elbanditoroso's avatar

Is it possible that PETA or the Vegetarian Society or some similar group is responsible for hacking the beef producer yesterday?

Asked by elbanditoroso (29890points) 2 weeks ago

The beef and pork producer JBS (out of Greeley, Colorado) was hacked yesterday. So far, it’s being blamed on the Russians.

Could this be a militant action by some of the anti-meat organizations in the US? Could PETA (or related groups) have been behind this – either with or without Russian help?

this article among many others

The good news is that they had good backups and are up and running today. Hamburger tonight!

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janbb's avatar

I don’t see that as within their capabilities or within their MO. I blame Canada – just kidding!

Irukandji's avatar

Q: How many Peta members does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, Peta can’t change anything.

Also, we already have some suspicions about who is behind the hack.

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anniereborn's avatar

I only hope they have that kind of power.

si3tech's avatar

@elbanditoroso Very interesting…I wonder..

dabbler's avatar

Possible? You thought about it, they could think about it, too.
So, yes it’s possible.
But not very likely as they heretofore PETA have shown no signs of that kind of technical chops.

LostInParadise's avatar

If it was PETA or a similar group, why would they ask for ransom? They would want the companies to feel the full brunt of the attack.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@LostInParadise possibly to raise funds for their next projects?

product's avatar

PETA? “the Russians”? Wow.

kritiper's avatar

I don’t think so. While it might be possible, if caught, it would be akin to cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face.

chyna's avatar

I think it’s a rare occurrence.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Maybe Russians who belong to PETA?

product's avatar

Wasn’t this the plot of Rambo IV?

tinyfaery's avatar

PETA is more about exposing cruelty and violence toward animals not stopping business for a day. ALF is the ONLY militant animal rights group and the haven’t been credited with anything for several years. The Vegetarian Society and almost any other vegan/vegetarian group functions to educate.

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