Boeing Admits Lockbit Attack Affected Parts of Its Business
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Top defense and space contractor and airplane giant Boeing announced it was investigating a cyber incident that impacted elements of its parts and distribution business and says it is cooperating with a law enforcement probe.
Boeing acknowledged the incident days after the Lockbit cybercrime gang said it had stolen "a tremendous amount" of sensitive data from the US planemaker that it would dump online if Boeing didn't pay the ransom by November 2.
The Lockbit threat was no longer on the gang's website as of Wednesday, and it didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Boeing declined to comment on whether Lockbit was behind the cyber incident it disclosed.
"This issue does not affect flight safety," a Boeing spokes…