Roundup: Flood damages / Cybersecurity attack / Amazon Prime Day

    Homes destroyed: More than 2,700 homes in five parishes were damaged during the mid-May severe weather that brought flash flooding to the Baton Rouge area. Of the damaged homes, six were destroyed, according to WBRZ-TV. The new information was released Tuesday in a damage report by the state. Read the full story. 

    Hacked: JBS USA, the world’s largest meat supplier, says it was the target of an “organized cybersecurity attack,” and has been forced to shut down its five biggest U.S. plants as a result, reports USA Today.  In a statement, JBS, which has its U.S. headquarters in Greeley, Colorado, says the attack affected its servers supporting its North American and Australian IT systems. Read the full story. 

    Summer sale: Amazon said this morning it will hold its annual Prime Day over two days in June this year, the earliest it has ever held the sales event. Typically, Amazon holds Prime Day in July. Amazon has said it will hold it earlier due to the Olympics, which starts next month and the company believes will distract people’s attention. Last year, Amazon postponed Prime Day to October because of the pandemic and used the sales event to kick off holiday shopping early. Read the full story.