USA | Boeing becomes a victim of cyberattack
Defence Redefined
Published on 03/11/2023 at 13:23

The US aeronautical company Boeing announced on Thursday that it suffered a cyberattack, assuring that only its spare parts service was affected and that flight safety was ensured.

The incident affected the parts production and distribution units, a company spokesman said, while flight safety was not impacted, noting that the case is being investigated in cooperation with US law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

Boeing parts service website yesterday was blank, with the phrase “closed due to a technical problem” and the clarification that it will be available again soon.

According to multiple media outlets, a hacker group known as Lockbit had given the company an ultimatum last Friday demanding that the ransom be paid by yesterday, November 2. Otherwise, it threatened to release “sensitive data”.

A US government website reported in mid-June that based on FBI data, the Lockbit group emerged sometime in January 2020 and has launched more than 1,700 attacks in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and other countries.

It is estimated to have collected around $91 million in ransoms.

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