The BBC reported that the hacking group sold classified military data, including blueprints of weapons used by NATO allies in the war in Ukraine. NATO is investigating and assessing the consequences of a data leak. MBDA Missile Systems is one of the largest weapons manufacturers in the world. The company has 13,000 employees and is a joint venture of Airbus, BAE Systems, and Leonardo. In particular, the company recorded a sales volume of £ 3.5 billion last year and counts the UK Ministry of Defense, the US Army, the European Union, and NATO as customers of its weapons systems.
Reports say the hacking group claims these are top secret files stolen from European weapons manufacturer MBDA Missile Systems. In addition, MBDA Missile Systems claims that the data belongs to the repository, but none of the October secret files belong to the company.
According to a pan-European company based in France, “its information was hacked from a compromised external hard drive,” adding that it was cooperating with the authorities of Italy, where the data leak occurred.” The BBC also claims that the documents offered for sale represent drafts of weapons used by NATO allies in the war in Ukraine. The files are labeled as “Classified NATO Information”, “Limited NATO Information” and “Non-Classified Controlled Information”. “we are investigating the allegations regarding the data allegedly stolen from MBDA. We have no evidence that any NATO network has been compromised,” he said. According to reports, cybercriminals operating on Russian and British forums are selling 15 GB of stolen data for 80 bitcoins (about £ 273,000) and claim to have sold the shares to at least one unknown buyer. MBDA folder contains detailed drawings of the equipment stolen, stolen data, according to the ad, the hackers a “closed military project development confidential information about their employees participating companies” as well as “design documents, drawings, presentations, video and photo materials, contractual agreements, and correspondence with other companies,” they claimed.
According to the BBC, “NATO secret” Information, “NATO RESTRICTED information” and “non-confidential and non-Controlled Information are marked as” NATO classification levels, including data instance documents that are 50 MB Free: top secret: Severe unauthorized harm is extremely secret NatoNATO description: unauthorized disclosure of serious injury to natonato confidential: unauthorized disclosure, access restriction, which are detrimental to the interests of NATO: NATO’s interests that undermine confidential information created by the government controlled the unauthorized disclosure, or security label for information is American; the current laws, requires security control or distribution in accordance with regulations and state policies. The hackers also gave the BBC’s reporters access to October documents marked “NATO Secret”.