The Lockbit cybercriminal collective, a ransomware specialist, has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against aeronautics giant Boeing. The industrial group confirmed “a cyber incident” on November 2.
The aeronautics giant Boeing confirmed that it had suffered a cyberattack to the media’s journalists Dark Reading this November 2. “ We are aware of a cyber incident impacting elements of our parts and distribution business said a Boeing spokesperson in a statement to Dark Reading. “ This issue does not affect flight safety. We are actively investigating the incident with law enforcement and regulatory authorities. Our customers and suppliers are informed “.
The Lockbit cybercriminal collective on October 27 claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing. On their website darknetTHE hackers declare “ a huge amount of sensitive data has been exfiltrated and is ready to be published if Boeing does not contact us within the requested deadline! At this time we will not send lists or samples in order to protect the business BUT we will not leave it at that until the deadline “.
The amount of the ransom has not been communicated. Lockbit had given until November 2 to be contacted by Boeing. The ad has since been removed.
Lockbit, a ransomware “industry”
Lockbit is one of the groups of ransomware the most prolific in the world. He received significant media attention in France, when he was used to paralyze the Corbeil-Essonnes hospital on August 21, 2022. This Russian-speaking group recently claimed responsibility for its 2000th cyberattack. Town halls, SMEs as well as the Nuxe group were also victims of Lockbit.
The collective manages a malware which he rents to around a hundred “affiliated hackers”. The latter target companies, administrations, hospitals and encrypt the data of their victims. If they manage to obtain a ransom (often astronomical), they pay a commission to Lockbit managers. If the ransom is not paidthe data is distributed online and exchanged on the darknet.
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