Aerospace

May 24, 2022: SpiceJet’s (Low Cost Airline in India) Systems and Operations impacted by Ransomware Attack

Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet has informed its customers today of an attempted ransomware attack that has impacted some of its systems and caused delays on flight departures. According to the announcement published on the airline's social media channels, its IT team managed to thwart the attack, so everything is back to normal operational status. However, multiple customer reports on Twitter and Facebook still reflect ongoing problems, highlighting flight delays, saying that customer service via phone is unreachable, and the bookings system remains unavailable. BleepingComputer confirmed at the time of writing that only the homepage of SpiceJet was working, while most underlying systems and webpages failed to load.

In 2021, SpiceJet went through severe financial trouble result of grounding its fleet due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is easy to assume that this dire financial situation didn't leave much margin for investing in cybersecurity and incident response, which might be what allowed the ransomware actors in this case to launch a successful attack. (reports Bleepingcomputer.com - link below)

December 19, 2021: Global IT Firm Recovering From Ransomware Attack

Global IT services company, Inetum Group, suffered a ransomware attack December 19, impacting operations in France.
While the global company suffered the hit in France, its operations were ongoing in other parts of the world. Among the multiple sectors the company works with are energy and utilities, aerospace, automotive, and chemicals and life sciences. The company said none of the main infrastructures, communication, collaboration tools or delivery operations for its clients ended up affected.

February 21, 2021: Air India: Hack Leaked Passengers’ Data

Personal data of an unspecified number of travelers has been compromised after a company that serves India’s national carrier was hacked, Air India said.
The hackers were able to access 10 years’ worth of data including names, passport and credit card details from the Atlanta-based SITA Passenger Service System, Air India said in a statement Friday.

January 1, 2020: UK Airline, easyJet, Attacked; 9M Records Lost

Budget airline, easyJet, said hackers had accessed the email and travel details of around nine million customers, as well as the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them, in a “highly sophisticated” attack.

February 23, 2021: Jet Maker, Bombardier, Victim In Accellion Attack

Global aircraft producer, Bombardier, fell victim to a cybersecurity breach where an attacker accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application.
Upon learning of the attack, Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier initiated its response protocol and as a part of its investigation, Bombardier brought in cybersecurity and forensic professionals.

March 1, 2020: Visser, a parts manufacturer for Tesla and SpaceX, confirms data breach

A precision parts maker for space and defense contractors has confirmed a “cybersecurity incident,” which TechCrunch has learned was likely caused by ransomware.
Visser Precision, a Denver, Colorado-based manufacturer, makes custom parts for a number of industries, including automotive and aeronautics. In a brief statement, the company confirmed it was “the recent target of a criminal cybersecurity incident, including access to or theft of data.”

November 25, 2020: Jet Maker Hit By Cyber Attack

Brazilian jet maker Embraer S.A. suffered a cyber attack of its IT systems which resulted in the disclosure of data.

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