O hacker attack The record became more serious this Sunday (16). The group responsible for hijacking the company’s data began releasing stolen information, such as presenter documents, billing sheets and labor lawsuits.
according to the website livecoinsthe BlackCat/Alphv group, which is behind the action, has published eight confidential Record files and promises more soon.
Among the documents are presenter Ana Hickmann’s passport, a ruling from the Labor Court, an extract from the B3 (São Paulo stock exchange), a spreadsheet with payments made by advertisers and another, by the Federal Government.
As journalist Ricardo Feltrin, from the UOLthese leaks show that the problem is more serious than previously thought.
At first, the hypothesis was that only videos of reports and studio programs had been affected. And the situation can be even worse: hackers can have access to emails exchanged by employees, including the top of the broadcaster.
Deadline for redemption expired on Saturday (15)
The information was released by the hackers a day after the ultimatum given to Record. The attackers asked to pay $5 million in bitcoins to return the hijacked files. The amount should be transferred by 1:50 pm on Saturday (15).
according to livecoins, BlackCat/Alphv says the companies on its website did not cooperate with the group and tried to hide the attacks. Regarding the Record leak in particular, the group says it is looking for clients to sell the data on the darknet.
Hacker attack left Record programs off the air
The hackers’ action took place on October 8. The attack was ransomware, when files on a system are “hijacked” using encryption and are inaccessible until a ransom is paid.
With videos of reports inaccessible, Record had to withdraw the program Speak Brazil of the air, since the articles could not be shown. Live programs were not harmed.
The broadcaster has not commented on the matter so far.