Black Basta Hacks Systems of Engineering Firm that Designs Hundreds of US Power Stations.

April 7, 2023

INCIDENT

Sargent & Lundy, a Chicago-based construction and engineering firm fell victim to a Black Basta ransomware attack. The hack exposed information of over 6,900 individuals belonging to multiple electric utility companies. The organization works as a US government contractor handling critical infrastructure projects across the country.

The firm also handles nuclear security issues, working alongside the departments of Defense, Energy, and other agencies. Federal officials closely monitored the potential broader impact on the US power sector, though it is being reported that no other power-sector firms were involved.

Incident Date

October 15, 2022

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source