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DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provide a resource to raise awareness of potential risk factors and indicators for targeted violence in schools, raise awareness of the likelihood that students may have been exposed to multiple risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources to become an engaged bystander as part of a comprehensive local prevention framework.

DHS I&A and CP3 believe that the threat of targeted violence in schools will remain elevated as more children return to school full-time. Even after this elevated threat subsides, prevention of targeted violence should remain a key goal of schools and the communities in which they are located.

Read more: HSToday

JBS, the largest beef supplier in the world, paid the ransomware hackers who breached its computer networks about $11 million, the company said Wednesday.

The company was hacked in May by REvil, one of a number of Russian-speaking hacker gangs, leading meat plants across the U.S. and Australia to shut down for at least a day. News of the payment was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Like many other ransomware groups, REvil has made millions in recent years by hacking organizations, encrypting their files and demanding fees, often large bitcoin payments, in exchange for a decryptor program and a promise not to leak the files to the public.

In a statement, JBS indicated that while it was able to get most of its systems running without REvil's help, it chose to pay to keep its files safe.

Read more: NBC News