Should companies pay ransom? Is there a way out when you’re deprived of confidential data?

07.12.2020

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One of the world’s biggest plane makers got its data leaked.

Embraer, the Brazilian company, was attacked by hackers in November.

Instead of paying the ransom the company decided on restoration of the systems from backups.

Such information as photos of flight simulations, source code and personal data of employees got breached and put up for sale on the dark web.

Officially it has been reported that only a single environment was accessed and only some operations were impacted. The security breach was confirmed as well but the statement didn’t include the details about ransomware or compromised data.

Two people stole sensitive information from Leonardo S.p.A., a large state-owned multinational defense contractor. The violators got arrested for taking 10GB of secret data which included about 100,000 files concerning administrative and accounting management, capital goods distribution, human resources, as well as allowing to gain access to credentials entering which employee personal data becomes available.

The culprits appeared to be the former employees of Leonardo S.p.A., IT security management specialists.

The corporate systems didn’t discover any malware injected by rogue employees. The CNAIPIC has apprehended the ex-employee accusing the worker of unauthorized access to the system, deliberate interruption of electronic communications and processing personal data. The other was claimed guilty for trying to intrude into investigation and sweep the tracks.