One of the largest missile developers and manufacturers in Europe, MBDA, confirmed the company has been the target of a cyber-attack but denied a breach of their systems took place. The rumors started after a threat group on a popular criminal forum claimed to have breached the company by leveraging critical network vulnerabilities. The group, Andrastea, said they obtained roughly 60 GB of data including MBDA’s employees, several classified military projects, technical schematics, contracts, agreements, and more. MBDA stated the group spread the false news of hacking its information systems to blackmail the organization into paying a ransom. MBDA said the threat group acquired MBDA data from an external drive used by the company’s Italian division although they provided no explanation on how the extortionists got their hands onto the external hard drive from MBDA Italy.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased