- Brazilian company Embraer, considered today’s third-largest airplane maker after Boeing and Airbus, was the victim of a ransomware attack last month.
- Today, hackers involved in the intrusion have leaked some of the company’s private files as revenge after the airplane maker refused to negotiate and instead chose to restore systems from backups without paying their ransom demand.
- Data uploaded included samples of employee details, business contracts, photos of flight simulations, and source code.
- Ransomware gangs use leak sites as a way to put pressure on victims. During negotiations, companies are told that if they don’t pay the attacker’s desired ransom demand, the attackers will leak data online as a form of punishment, so it can be downloaded by competitors, or that companies face regulatory punishments in their countries.
– Catalin Cimpanu | December 7, 2020