Global aerospace and defense contractor Boeing has become the latest victim of the LockBit ransomware gang. The Russian-linked group publicly announced the cyberattack on Boeing through its dark web leak site, revealing that they have obtained a substantial amount of sensitive data.
Furthermore, LockBit has set a deadline for Boeing to contact them by November 2nd, 1:23 pm UTC, and if Boeing fails to do so, the ransomware group threatens to publish all the acquired data. Boeing, along with its subsidiaries, is estimated to be worth approximately $60 billion, making this breach a substantial security concern for the renowned aerospace and technology leader.
LockBit’s claim on Boeing highlights the escalating threat of ransomware attacks against high-profile companies and organizations. Boeing, a key player in aerospace and defense, is involved in various critical sectors, including commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellite technology, missile defense, human space flight, and aerospace services. The sensitive data potentially exposed in this breach could have significant implications not only for Boeing but also for national security and aviation safety.