Maritime Computer Emergency Response Team ADMIRAL dataset ADMIRAL dataset

Publicly disclosed information for this event

Index Number:
A company specializing in the field of defence and security is victim of a ransomware attack.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
14 July 2023 Turkey Defence Virus/Ransomware


Reports have emerged that a ransomware group recently claimed to have attack an important defense company based in Turkey and specializing in high-tech products and subsystems for armed Forces and security forces.

If the claims are true, the breach could lead to the exposure of sensitive defense-related information, potentially including classified documents, proprietary technology, intellectual property, and even personally identifiable information (PII) of employees or clients.


Meteksan Defence Industry Inc

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor

Money Message



Main impact



Recommendations to Defence to reduce Virus/Ransomware risks:

  • Map, understand, patch and secure your exposed assets on the Internet.
  • Implement email filtering systems to detect and block phishing emails.
  • Train your organisation, personnel regularly against these threats.
  • Install efficient Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools.
  • Work with your CSIRT organization to better understand the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures used by threat actors.
  • Monitor your IT and OT systems to quickly detect potential pre-ransomware activity.
  • Implement an efficient offline backup policy.
  • Encrypt all sensitive data to avoid further data leaks.
Previous Next
Disclaimer: the data are provided as is. France Cyber Maritime and the M-CERT take no responsibility for the soundness, quality, precision, nor the eventual attribution made by the referenced URLs. We give a lot of respect and support to the victims of attacks. Yes, there are no common and shared incident IDs in cyber (for now!).
Files generated on Thursday, 02nd November 2023.
ADMIRAL is licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license. Copyright © France Cyber Maritime 2023.