An archive of 9.5 gigabytes of data related to Thales was published on the website of the cybercrime gang Lockbit. The archive contains data related to Thales contracts and partnerships in Italy and Malaysia.
At this stage, Thales is able to confirm that there has been no intrusion of its IT systems. “Thales security experts have identified one of the two likely sources of the theft, which has been confirmed through the user account of a partner on a dedicated collaboration portal. This has led to the disclosure of a limited amount of information.” Thales is investigating the other source of theft.
This is the second time this year that the Thales was the victim of a cyber attack orchestrated by the Lockbit gang. For a year now, the LockBit 3.0 hacker group has been in the spotlight. As a reminder, it was this same group that attacked the Corbeil-Essonnes Hospital last August and damaged its organisation.