Personal data has been compromised at Bombardier

Personal data has been compromised at Bombardier

MONTREAL – Confidential data of customers, suppliers and approximately 130 Bombardier employees located in Costa Rica has been compromised following a recent cyberattack, the company said on Tuesday.

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According to a preliminary investigation, an unauthorized third party was able to access data for extraction due to a flaw in a “file transfer application (…) that was running” on specialized “isolated” servers of the aircraft manufacturer’s network, we explained in a press release.

An investigation is still ongoing, said Bombardier, who did not specify the exact moment when the cyberattack occurred.

According to the Quebec company, “cybersecurity and forensic professionals” concluded, “independently”, that the security controls put in place were adequate to limit the scope of the incident.

Manufacturing and customer support activities were “neither affected nor interrupted,” according to Bombardier, which added that it was not “specifically targeted” by the cyber attack.

The company said it would continue to “assess the situation” and remain in “close contact” with its customers, suppliers and employees.

The Canadian Press


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