Boeing Data Breach by LockBit Ransomware

Max Byte

11 November 2023


Boeing, one of the world’s largest defence and space contractors, recently experienced a significant cybersecurity incident. Internal data from Boeing was published online by LockBit, a notorious cybercrime gang.

Details of the Incident

  • Date of Data Publication: The data was published on November 10, 2023.
  • Extent of the Leak: Approximately 50GB of data.
  • Nature of Stolen Data: Company finances, marketing activities, and supplier details.
  • Boeing’s Statement: Confirmed a cybersecurity incident affecting its parts and distribution business.

The LockBit Ransomware Gang

  • Background: Targeted organisations globally, including the United States, India, and Brazil.
  • Modus Operandi: Extorts victims by stealing and releasing data.

Timeline of Events

  1. Initial Listing on Dark Web: October 28.
  2. Confirmation of IT Intrusion: November 2.
  3. Ransomware Attack on ICBC: Around the same time.
  4. Failed Negotiations: Led to the publication of the data.


This incident highlights the potential risks to national security and critical infrastructure.


The breach serves as a reminder of the increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber threats.