Lockbit ransomware group listed Boeing on their victims list
The eminent aerospace conglomerate, Boeing, has found itself ensnared by the cyber malefactors of Lockbit, who audaciously proclaim their intent to disclose the company’s sensitive data unless their ransom demands are met by November 2nd.
On their shadowy darknet portal, the faction has initiated a menacing countdown for Boeing, boasting possession of a prodigious trove of confidential data, which they are poised to divulge once the stipulated deadline elapses.
Lockbit is renowned as one of the most notorious hacker syndicates, often employing ransomware tactics to ensnare their victims’ files, subsequently demanding a pecuniary release for their decryption.
Per the intelligence from NCC Group, in the past September, the LockBit ensemble clinched the apex position in terms of assaults on institutions, orchestrating, by the available accounts, 79 ransom-oriented onslaughts. Remarkably, these digital brigands have maintained their unassailable supremacy in the cyber-underworld for an extended epoch.
Of note, in recent times, numerous hacking assemblages, including LockBit, are gradually eschewing the dual-extortion strategy, opting instead to purloin confidential documents, subsequently demanding monetary recompense for their non-disclosure.
It is conceivable that, from a psychological vantage, potential victims might be more amenable to compensating for the silence on their data than enduring the paralysis of their entire enterprise at the hands of these nefarious actors.