FEAM Aero, a prominent global aircraft maintenance & technical services provider company, has been targeted by the scandalous LockBit ransomware gang. As a result, the attack has led to the compromise of a considerable amount of sensitive customer and partner data. The Russian-linked hacker collective claims this attack and posted concerning disclosure on its dark leak site, alarming the entire aviation industry.
Reportedly, the hackers have accessed a vast amount of sensitive information from FEAM Aero's systems and have threatened to leak portions of the cache data within the next 48 hours. LockBit, known for cyber intrusions, has disclosed that they have been able to exploit several vulnerabilities in FEAM's network infrastructure, obtaining 67 files as proof.
Sensitive Data Leaked
The LockBit ransomware group claims that they have access to several sensitive documents files as below:
- Partner & Customer Engineering Projects
- Banking and Financial Records
- Insurance Information of Customers & Partners
- NDA and Confidential Contracts
- Secret Drawings and Documents
- Information About the Business Processes
- Internal Management & Company Correspondence
- HR Documents
- Engineering System Baselines
The extent of the data breach remains undisclosed, but the hackers claimed access to various crucial documents. These documents range from engineering projects and financial records to confidential contracts and internal company correspondence.
The Consequences of LockBit Ransomware Attack
Presently, FEAM Aero operates at nearly 52 maintenance bases globally. With more than 1500 aviation professionals servicing multiple aircraft models for major cargo & commercial airlines, including DHL, Amazon, Singapore Airlines, and Air France, the potential outgrowth of this breach is a cause for noteworthy concern.
The gravity of this malware attack extends further as LockBit gave hints at exploiting the sensitive data for criminal intent. Their threats include several potential attacks on numerous FEAM Aero customers, an alarming prospect that creates an urgency for extensive cybersecurity measures.
Operating across several international airports, FEAM Aero is facing a fast-approaching challenge in reducing the consequences of this breach. Contact has been initiated with the FEAM Aero company for further clarification and alleviation efforts, awaiting an official response amid this censorious breach in aviation security.