Boeing parts department victim of cyberattack

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Boeing confirmed yesterday that he was the victim of a hack aiming at his spare parts servicethe American aircraft manufacturer having assured however that the flight safety was not affected.

We are aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting our parts and distribution business“, indicated a Boeing spokesperson. “This issue does not affect flight safety“, he clarified, adding that the aircraft manufacturer “actively investigating this incident» in coordination with law enforcement and regulatory authorities. Customers and suppliers have also been informed.

According to American media, a group of hackers called Lockbit had issued an ultimatum, giving Boeing until yesterday to pay a ransom. Otherwise, he would make public “ sensitive data that has been exfiltrated “. According to FBI data, the group that appeared around January 2020, probably originating in Russia, carried out more than 1,700 cyberattacks in the United States and around the world (Australia, Canada, New Zealand in particular) and would have received approximately $91 million in ransoms in total.

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