Hackers Target Indian Defense Explosives Manufacturing Contractor, Solar Industries Limited India.

December 13, 2023


The parent company of a private defence ministry contractor manufacturing explosives, Solar Industries Limited India, has been the target of a ransomware attack, a government official said, in an incident that experts said could pose a threat to security if documents were leaked. “The government is investigating the extent of the data compromised and the source of the attack.” an official familiar with the matter said, asking not to be named. The official could not confirm if a ransom demand had been made so far, or whether data was stolen by the attackers.

A listing on the dark web by a group that calls itself Black Cat (Alphv) claimed to have stolen two terabytes of data. BlackCat published images of the stolen documents and pictures taken from the company’s security cameras as proof of the hack. The claims, however, could not be independently verified by HT.

Incident Date

January 21, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source