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A company specializing in civil and military aeronautics and providing services and products to [...]
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
24 July 2023 United States Defence Virus/Ransomware


The victim is an important group of the aerospace and defense industry. It was reported to be hit by a ransomware group.

The attack could have resulted in the leak of over 20 GB of sensitive personal data belonging to pilots and ground staff associated with the partners of the victim from many parts of the world.

The victim initiated a comprehensive investigation, collaborating with cybersecurity experts and law enforcement agencies to contain the breach and mitigate potential damages and urged affected individuals to monitor their personal information, remain vigilant against phishing attempts, and report suspicious activity.


Collins Aerospace

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




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.
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Files generated on Monday, 11th December 2023.
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