Hackers stole secret data from a missile manufacturer: what is known

The hacker group, operating under the name Adrastea, reported the hacking of a large international company MBDA, which manufactures missiles for the military. This is reported by the Security Affairs website.

MBDA is a European missile designer and manufacturer that emerged from the merger of the French company Aérospatiale-Matra, the British BAE Systems and the Italian Finmeccanica (now Leonardo). A representative of Adrastea on one of the hacker forums said that the group found critical vulnerabilities in the enterprise’s information system and was able to steal 60 GB of confidential data.

According to him, the database contains information about employees responsible for military projects (PLANCTON, CRONOS, CA SIRIUS, EMADS, MCDS, B1NT), contracts and connections with other companies. The hackers also obtained data on the work that MBDA performed in the interests of the European Union Ministry of Defense: design information on missile and anti-aircraft systems, coast guard systems, drawings, presentations, videos, photos, 3D models, contracts with contractors and correspondence with enterprises such as Rampini Carlo, Netcomgroup, Rafael, Thales, ST Electronics.

Adrastea positions itself as a group of independent experts and researchers in the field of cybersecurity, but put up the stolen data for sale. As evidence of the hack, the author posted in the post a link to an archive that contains project documentation and email messages. It is impossible to say whether they concern only one enterprise or several.


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