LockBit ransomware group allegedly steals sensitive data from SpaceX


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LockBit ransomware claims to have stolen sensitive data from SpaceX

LockBit ransomware operators have claimed to have stolen sensitive data belonging to SpaceX in what appears to be a supply chain attack. According to Security Affairs, the group breached the systems of Maximum Industries, a full-service, piece-part production and contract manufacturing company that also services SpaceX.

SpaceX is the American spacecraft manufacturer and satellite communications company set up by the eccentric billionaire Elon Musk. It rose to fame after successfully building rockets that are able to land back on Earth, thus saving the space industry billions of dollars.

Thousands of drawings

Maximum Industries has been hacked, providing the hackers with some 3,000 “drawings certified by SpaceX engineers,” according to LockBit. The ransomware group claims that the data will be up for sale via auction in under a week, in an attempt to extract maximum value out of the stolen files. However, it’s hard to determine what the database really contains, as there’s no sample, and both SpaceX and Maximum Industries are keeping quiet.

LockBit is one of the most popular ransomware variants out there. In its four-year lifespan, it managed to compromise more than 600 companies and post their sensitive data on its site. While not all targets are high-profile, LockBit has had a few major “hits” recently, including the Port of Lisbon Administration and the LA Housing Authority.

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Via: Security Affairs

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