Lockbit ransomware gang claims to have stolen data from Boeing

Lockbit ransomware gang claims to have stolen data from Boeing

Pierluigi Paganini
October 27, 2023

The Lockbit ransomware gang claims to have hacked the aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor Boeing and threatened to leak the stolen data.

The Boeing Company, commonly known as Boeing, is one of the world’s largest aerospace manufacturers and defense contractors.

 In 2022, Boeing recorded $66.61 billion in sales, the aerospace giant has 156,000 (2022).

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 from the company 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 Lockbit ransomware

“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 do 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 cybersecurity expert Brett Callow correctly pointed out that the LockBit group has previously listed companies when it was, in fact, a vendor to the company that was compromised.

At this time, the ransom request for Boing has yet to be disclosed, but cybersecurity analyst Dominic Alvieri believes it could be very high.

In mid-October, the Lockbit ransomware gang claimed to have hacked the technology services giant CDW.

The LockBit ransomware gang demanded an $80 million ransom, but the group claims that the company only offered $1 million.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, ransomware)