Cyber incident does not harm flight safety, says Boeing

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Cyber incident does not harm flight safety, says Boeing
Cyber incident does not harm flight safety, says Boeing

Boeing, besides its commercial aviation business, has an extensive defense and space enterprise that accounts for more than 30 percent of company revenues in the most recent quarter. 

In response to a “cyber incident” that does not affect flight safety, Boeing is coordinating with law enforcement, the company said on Thursday.

“We are aware of a cyber incident impacting elements of our parts and distribution business,” a spokesman said. “This issue does not affect flight safety.”

The company is “actively investigating the incident and coordinating with law enforcement and regulatory authorities,” he said. “We are notifying our customers and suppliers.”

A section on Boeing’s website read “site down due to technical issues” early Thursday afternoon.

“We are aware of the technical issue impacting the availability of the services.boeing.com website,” it said. “We expect the site to be back up soon.”

Boeing, besides its commercial aviation business, has an extensive defense and space enterprise that accounts for more than 30 percent of company revenues in the most recent quarter.

According to news reports, Boeing’s statement comes after ransomware actor LockBit posted online a threat that it would disclose a “tremendous amount” of Boeing data if the company did not pay ransom by November 2.

In 2022, LockBit was “the most deployed ransomware variant across the world and continues to be prolific in 2023,” according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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