There has been another reported and acknowledged cyberattack involving a prominent company. Boeing acknowledged this week that the aerospace and defense contractor was investigating a cyber incident that has impacted elements of the company’s parts and distribution business.
The operational group impacted is part of Boeing’s Global Services division which provides materials and services support for aircraft customers.
According to a published report from Reuters, the Lockbit cybercrime gang indicated that the organization had stolen “a tremendous amount” of sensitive information that it would disclose if Boeing did not pay a ransom amount. Boeing has indicated to news outlets that the company is actively investigating this incident and is coordinating with law enforcement. Customers and suppliers have reportedly been notified as well.
Boeing has not provided any further specific information regarding the potential impacts. That stands to reason given this aerospace’s company’s ties to supplying military, national defense and commercial aircraft.
This incident provides yet another sobering reminder to global wide supply chain management teams that cyber defenses and mitigation remain a top priority for businesses large and small.
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