back to article Boeing acknowledges cyberattack on parts and distribution biz

Boeing has acknowledged a cyber incident just days after ransomware gang LockBit reportedly exfiltrated sensitive data from the aerospace defence contractor. “We are aware of a cyber incident impacting elements of our parts and distribution business,” Boeing told The Register. The company added that the issue did not affect …

  1. zerotonin

    Oh no, not the Max 737

    If you wanted sensitive, valuable documents to steal to hold to ransom or sell off to highest underworld bidder, why would you bother with the utterly uh impeccable Boeing and its Max 737 designs. It just creases me up to see ransomware gangs go after SNAFU funhouses like Boeing for their internal files. How many exec emails of "oh shit, oh shit, we're fucked" do you need to steal before it gets old

    1. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

      Re: Oh no, not the Max 737

      Money gets old, but people still keep wanting more of it. If data thefts keep getting them money, scumbags will continue to steal data.

    2. Lurko

      Re: Oh no, not the Max 737

      From the way it's written, sounds like it's parts data, and regardless of anyone's opinion on Boeing aircraft, there's money in spares. Look at the recent case where a Venezuelan crook was taking advantage of the UK's lax laws and weak regulation to flog counterfeit aircraft spares from a London front company.

  2. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    So why use a photo of what looks like a damaged Tupolev 134 (Crusty in NATO parlance) to accompany this headline on the main page? Suspected Russian involvement?

    I'll get me coat. The one with the aircraft spotting guide in the pocket

    1. WolfFan Silver badge

      Oh, those Russians

      I came here to make a similar comment.

      Exits, to Rasputin, by Boney M.

  3. Potemkine! Silver badge

    And during this time, Boeing coerces suppliers to give employees' personal information, 'to strengthen security'. So now, it may be possible all these data are in the hands of cybercrooks. Well done Boeing, I hope European data protection organisms will go on your back soon.

  4. andy gibson

    If it's Boeing......

    Then the data is flowing

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