Boeing has confirmed that its parts and distribution site has been attacked by LockBit ransomware, which is believed to be Russian based. Boeing has said that the attack has not affected flight safety. Boeing is investigating the attack.
LockBit publicly claimed responsibility for the attack and boasted that it had stolen “sensitive data” from Boeing that it would publish. The public listing has subsequently been removed from LockBit’s shame site.
Boeing is notifying customers that have been impacted by the attack. Reports have indicated that the attack stemmed from a zero-day vulnerability.
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