The Lockbit ransomware gang claims to have hacked the aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor Boeing and threatened to leak the stolen.
The Lockbit ransomware group today added Boeing to the list of victims on its Tor leak site. The gang claims to have stolen a huge amount of sensitive data and threatens to publish it if Boeing does not contact them within the deadline (02 Nov, 2023 13:25:39 UTC). At the time of this writing, the group has yet to publish any samples.
“Boeing, the 60 billion Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.” reads the message published by the group on its leak site.
A tremendous amount of sensitive data was exfiltrated and ready to be published if Boeing did not contact within the deadline! For now, we will not send lists or samples to protect the company, BUT we will not keep it like that until the deadline.
The gang, whose eponymous ransomware was first seen on Russian-language-based cybercrime forums in January 2020, has made 1,700 attacks on U.S. organizations since then, CISA said in June.
Lockbit did not say how much data it allegedly stole from Boeing, or the amount of ransom demanded. Boeing didn’t comment further.
The hacking gang also did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent on an address it mentioned on its data leak site.