Boeing’s internal data from defense and space contractor Boeing was published online by the Lockbit cybercrime gang, which steals and releases data unless a ransom is paid. Boeing was given until November 2 to pay the ransom. The published files were said to date to late October. Boeing confirmed that the company’s parts and distribution business experienced a cybersecurity incident.
Boeing is working with law enforcement, regulatory authorities, and potentially impacted parties and says it is confident the event does not threaten aircraft or flight safety.
Lockbit ransomware has been detected globally. Companies in the U.S., India, and Brazil are often targeted. According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the group has hit 1,700 U.S. organizations. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s (ICBC) U.S. arm was also hit by a ransomware attack, disrupting U.S. Treasury market trades. Lockbit is believed to be behind the hack.