back to article Crook brags about US Army and $75B defense biz pwnage

An extortionist claims to have stolen files from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command in August 2023, and now claims they are selling access to a $75 billion aerospace and defense company. US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) develops and maintains the Army's aviation, missile and drone capabilities According to …

  1. Yorick Hunt Silver badge

    Why not Facebook?

    "... swiped from the defense company's CI/CD pipeline, Bitbucket, Github and Apache SVN repositories."

    Politicians using Hotmail for official mail, military contractors using public services for ostensibly "top secret" material, where does it end?

    They may as well have created a Facebook group and dumped all of their most valuable digital assets there.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    So, he's starting to target the military

    For his sake I hope that he lives in a bunker, because he just might find out that those guys don't necessarily bother with due process when National Security is at stake.

    1. Lurko

      Re: So, he's starting to target the military

      The total failure of assorted police and security services across the world to catch and punish cyber criminals suggests to me he has few worries.

      If you're an autistic teenager who embarrasses a government for it's pathetic efforts for securing their data, then you can be expect to be found, extradited and punished. But hard case extortionists, nope, they've got a free pass, with the authorities wringing their hands about how difficult it is to find these people and stop them.

  3. anonymous boring coward Silver badge

    Targeting people with lots if guns and a habit of killing threats?

  4. Khaptain Silver badge

    Dead meat coming

    Of all the things I wouldn't be bragging about , it's definitely this one.

    It's kinda like bragging about having dated a mafia boss's wife, it will only take some time before you find that horse head in your bed..

  5. Blazde Silver badge

    'a $75 billion aerospace and defense company'

    Sounds like Boeing if we're talking 2023 revenue, or GE for 2022 data.

    1. Lurko

      Re: 'a $75 billion aerospace and defense company'

      Could be, though presumably they'd fudge the value to avoid being too specific. In which case my money's on either Lockheed Martin or RTX both of whose revenues are in the $68-70bn range. RTX are perhaps still better known as Raytheon, or their engine making subsidiary Pratt & Witney.

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