Hackers attempted to blackmail Brazil broker XP over client data breach -Valor

Tatiana Bautzer of Reuters reports:

Hackers who stole data from 29,000 clients of XP Investimentos SA allegedly tried to get the Brazilian independent securities firm to pay 22.5 million reais ($7.1 million) to keep the security breach secret, the online service of newspaper Valor Econômico said on Monday.

According to Valor, which reviewed documents related to the matter, hackers sought the money from Guilherme Benchimol, XP’s controlling shareholder and chief executive officer. XP told the paper in a statement that the security breach had taken place between 2013 and 2014.

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