The Russian-speaking group Lockbit 3.0 had indicated that “all available data” would be published and had released a count through November 7.
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Data related to Thales, which was hacked on October 31, 2022, was posted on the dark web Thursday by Russian-speaking group Lockbit 3.0, a franceinfo reporter learned, which the company confirmed on Friday. At this stage Thales confirms “that there are no intrusions into his information systems”.
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According to our information, regarding the stolen data, there is no information regarding Thales’ defense programs or military programs. Also according to our information, the defense and technology group intends to file a complaint, but only once the analysis of all the stolen data is carried out by the group’s cyber experts in the coming days.
Thales security experts have identified one of two likely sources of the information theft. It concerns “partner account on a dedicated exchange portal which led to the disclosure of a limited amount of information”. Security experts are continuing their investigations to identify the other source of this data leak. The company remains vigilant regarding any data theft, “By systematically mobilizing its teams of security experts, protecting our stakeholders’ data is our top priority”. For the time being, the group indicates that there is no impact on its activities.
Lockbit 3.0 already reported the data theft to the French group earlier this year, but in the end it wasn’t sensitive data. This hacker group made itself known in France with the cyber attack on the Sud Francilien hospital in Corbeil-Essonnes in late August. He asked for a $ 10 million ransom, then posted patient, staff, and partner data on his website.
A Russian-Canadian citizen suspected of developing Lockbit ransomware was arrested in Canada on October 26, according to a press release from the US judicial system. Mikhail Vasiliev was arrested following a two and a half year investigation by the National Gendarmerie with the help of Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3), the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). According to our information, the cybergendarmes went to Canada at the time of the arrest. At 33, he is now awaiting his extradition to the United States or France. For his part, the Paris prosecutor’s office indicated that he would communicate earlier this week on this case.