Thales, a giant in technology was a victim of Lockbit ransomware, Datawas exfiltrated and its leaked online.
Early this month, the French defence and technology group confirmed to be aware that the ransomware group LockBit 3.0 claimed to have stolen some of its data. Thales was added to the victim list on October 31st 2022.
The gang threatened to publish stolen data by November 7, 2022, if the company would have not paid the ransom by the deadline.
The deadline was reached and the ransomware gang maintained its promise and carried out its threats.
The group started publishing confidential data stolen from the company. Thales downplayed the incident and explained that the security breach will have no impact on its activities.
This is the second time this year that the Thales was the victim. The first attack took place in January and at the time the company also refused to pay the ransom. The gang leaked hundreds of Zip archives, the most recent dated January 1, 2022. The leaked files included internal code.