News and Updates on Information Technology

Brazil – Embraer

Exploit: Ransomware
Embraer: Airplane Manufacturer 

Risk to Small Business: 1.227 = Extreme

Embraer, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of commercial, executive, military, and agricultural aircraft, was grounded by a suspected ransomware attack. The company was able to limit the spread of the malware and recover quickly with only minimal disruptions to operations.

Individual Risk: No personal data was reported as exposed in this incident.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Corporate data that includes plans and schematics for things like airplanes or security systems can fetch a pretty penny for criminals on the Dark Web. That kind of data needs extra protection.