INCIDENT: Ransomware Bites Defense Manufacturer, Communications & Power Industries

An unsegmented domain appears to be a key aspect into the downfall of a defense industry manufacturer that suffered a ransomware attack.
A source with knowledge of the incident said the defense contractor paid a ransom of about $500,000 shortly after the incident in mid-January, but the company was not yet fully operational, according to a report with
California-based Communications & Power Industries (CPI) makes components for military devices and equipment, like radar, missile seekers and electronic warfare technology. The company works with the U.S. Department of Defense and its advanced research unit DARPA.

Incident Date

January 15, 2020


United States

Estimated Cost


Threat Source:

No threat source identified


  • Defense Contractor, CPI, Knocked Offline by Ransomware Attack
  • Ransomware Bites Defense Manufacturer



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