LockBit ransomware leaks Boeing data

The LockBit ransomware gang published data allegedly stolen from Boeing, one of the largest aerospace companies that services commercial airplanes and defense systems.

LockBit ransomware has leaked more than 43GB of files from Boeing after the company refused to pay a ransom.

Most of the data available on the site are backups for various systems, the most recent of them with an October 22 timestamp.

The ransomware added Boeing on their site on October 27 and gave the company a November 2nd deadline to contact them and engage in negotiations.

The hackers have stolen a huge amount of sensitive data and were ready to publish it. When the company ignored the messages, the LockBit ransomware gang threatened to publish a sample of about 4GB of the most recent files.

On November 10, LockBit released on their site all the data they had from Boeing. Among the files are configuration backups for IT management software, and logs for monitoring and auditing tools.

Backups from Citrix appliances are also listed, which sparked speculation about LockBit ransomware using the recently disclosed Citrix Bleed vulnerability (CVE-2023-4966), for which proof-of-concept exploit code was published on October 24.

In early November 2023, the company confirmed that its services division was hit by a cyberattack, but they did not provide any details about the incident or how the hackers breached its network.

LockBit is one of the most resilient ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operations, which has been active for more than four years and making thousands of victims across various sectors.

The U.S. government said in June that the gang extorted about $91 million since 2020 in close to 1,700 attacks against various organizations in the country.

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