Threat actors from Russia are claiming to have attacked and taken offline websites run by U.S. aerospace manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp.
Killnet, claims that it targeted Lockheed Martin by a DDoS attack, knocking the company’s websites offline. The group claims it was motivated to attack the defense industry giant because the company provided the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System to Ukrainian armed forces.
Killnet described the supply of the rocket system as allowing the criminal authorities of the Kyiv regime to kill civilians and destroy the infrastructure and social facilities of the still temporarily occupied Ukraine.
It also claims to have stolen information on Lockheed Martin employees in a cyberattack last week and said it’s considering sharing the stolen information.
Killnet’s Telegram channel provided by Flashpoint, the group also claims to have accessed several Lockheed Martin systems and two systems operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Lockheed Martin is denying that any of its systems have been compromised. We are aware of the reports and have policies and procedures in place to mitigate cyber threats to our business. We remain confident in the integrity of our robust, multi-layered information systems and data security.Lockheed Martin statement
The attacks, whether real or not, may be set to escalate with a chilling warning.