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Embraer Data Leaked on Darkweb Website

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer’s data has reportedly been uploaded on a dark web website hosted by ransomware group RansomExx (a/k/a Defray 777) after Embraer reportedly refused to pay a ransom following a ransomware attack last month.

According to ZDNet, the hackers uploaded company files containing “samples of employee details, business contracts, photos of flight simulations, and source code, among others.”

In leaking the data and making it publicly accessible, sometimes selling it at auction, is designed by the attackers to put pressure on the company to pay the ransom to avoid legal obligations and regulatory fines or penalties, or to avoid access to confidential data by competitors and adversaries that can be used against the company.

Copyright © 2021 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 344
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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