Russian hacktivist group Killnet has launched a cyber attack on Lockheed Martin, a prominent international aerospace and defense corporation. In a Telegram message, Killnet also named the Army Transport Corps as a victim of the attack.
This cyber threat appears to be in response to the Biden administration’s decision to supply Ukraine with ATACMS missiles, which have the capability to launch multiple cluster attacks, potentially strengthening Ukraine’s position in its conflict with Russia.
The hackers behind the Lockheed Martin attack have received support from hacktivist groups like Anonymous Sudan and Cyber Special Forces. While the Lockheed Martin website remained accessible, the company has been contacted for comments on the incident.
In a separate cyber attack, the 8Base ransomware group targeted Springer Eubank Company and J.T. Cullen Co, Inc., with a ransom payment deadline provided.
The Killnet hacktivist group, active since 2022, has caused disruptions in the U.S. healthcare industry and often conducts Distributed Denial of Service attacks on countries supporting Ukraine in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Killmilk, a senior member of Killnet, has threatened to sell the health and personal data of Americans due to U.S. Congress’ Ukraine policy. The use of Telegram channels by hackers to announce victims based on geopolitical tensions underscores the evolving landscape of cyber threats in the context of international conflicts.