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Notorious ransomware gang LockBit has reportedly exfiltrated “a tremendous amount of sensitive data from aerospace outfit Boeing. VX underground published a screenshot of Lockbit’s announcement, and threat to expose data if Boeing does not engage with it by November 2nd. Boeing has told US media it is investigating Lockbit’s …

  1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    All fun and games until...

    At some point hackers will officially be found connected to a government and a declaration of war will follow. The escalations of attacks to critical public infrastructure and government operations are begging for it.

    The worst part of that happening will be nobody being able to verify when those connections are truth, poor assumptions, or lies.

    1. Lurko

      Re: All fun and games until...

      Surely even if provably officially linked that means nothing? It's been a well accepted tenet for years now that the most troublesome cyber-criminals are either directly state funded and organised, or operate with clear official acceptance and protection, and aligned against the host state's enemies.

      So even if proof appeared that Lazarus is a fully funded department of Nork government, or that Conti are part of the FSB, complete with budget, uniforms and government offices, then so what? Nobody knows anything they didn't believe the day before. Nobody's going to launch the missiles.

      I'd like to think that quiet tit-for-tat retaliation is the norm so that there's a clear cost to those governments. But I doubt that, as all major Western governments have been weak, dithering hand wringers for a couple of decades or more now.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: All fun and games until...

        And it certainly wouldn’t come as a shock if ‘we’ were doing exactly the same to ‘them’.

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