Boeing Hit by Cyberattack; System Data Compromised

Boeing has confirmed it is dealing with a “cyber incident,” days after the company was listed on the leak site of the LockBit ransomware gang

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

November 2, 2023

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Boeing has confirmed it is dealing with a cyber 'incident'

Days after a ransomware group announced it gained access to its system’s data, Boeing confirmed it is dealing with a cyber incident and its impacts. 

“We are aware of a cyber incident impacting elements of our parts and distribution business. This issue does not affect flight safety,” a Boeing spokesperson told IoT World Today. “We are actively investigating the incident and coordinating with law enforcement and regulatory authorities. We are notifying our customers and suppliers."

The news comes days after ransomware group LockBit listed the company on its “victim” list, threatening to leak a “tremendous amount” of data from the aerospace company if it didn't pay a ransom.

The threat is no longer on the Lockbit website, though malware research group VX-Underground posted LockBit’s original claim. 

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While further details on the leak were not disclosed, at the time of writing, some parts of the company's global services site are down due to “technical issues.”

According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in 2022, LockBit was the “most deployed ransomware variant across the world,” with roughly 1,700 attacks recorded since 2020.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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