Lockbit ransomware gang has released a trove of sensitive data stolen from aerospace giant, Boeing. The hackers claim to have obtained a “tremendous amount” of data, including designs, engineering documents, and financial information. They threatened to release more data if Boeing did not pay a ransom by a set deadline.
Boeing has confirmed the breach and is investigating the incident. The company has stated that it “remains confident” that the stolen data does not pose a threat to aircraft or flight safety. However, the incident has raised concerns about the potential impact on Boeing’s business operations and reputation.
“We are aware that, in connection with this incident, a criminal ransomware actor has released information it alleges to have taken from our systems,” Boeing said. “We continue to investigate the incident and will remain in contact with law enforcement, regulatory authorities, and potentially impacted parties, as appropriate.”
Lockbit is a prolific ransomware group that has been active since 2020. The group is known for its sophisticated targeting methods and its willingness to publish stolen data if its demands are not met. In recent months, Lockbit has attacked a number of high-profile organizations, including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s U.S. arm.
The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.