US Navy Ship Builder Says No Classified Info Leaked in Cyberattack

US Navy Ship Builder Says No Classified Info Leaked in Cyberattack

December 6, 2023 at 05:10PM

Austal USA, a shipbuilding contractor for the US government, reported a cyberattack by Hunters International to the FBI and NCIS. The ransomware group leaked stolen data online but the company contained the breach with no operational impact reported. No personal or classified data was compromised; investigations are ongoing.

Meeting Takeaways:

1. Cyberattack Notification: Austal USA, a shipbuilding contractor for US defense agencies, has reported a cyberattack to the FBI and NCIS.

2. Ransomware Attack: The attack was executed by the Hunters International ransomware group, who have made evidence of the breach available on the Dark Web.

3. Impact Assessment: Despite the cyberattack, Austal confirms that their operations have not been affected, and they have managed to contain the breach.

4. No Sensitive Information Lost: According to Austal’s spokesperson, no personal or classified information was compromised during the incident.

5. Investigation in Progress: An investigation is currently active to determine the full extent and nature of the accessed information during the cyberattack.

6. Further Threats: The ransomware group has threatened to release more of Austal’s data, including financial records, engineering documents, and compliance files.

7. Commitment to Security: Austal USA acknowledges the severity of the incident and is committed to understanding the breach in detail to avoid future occurrences, reinforcing their role as a contractor for the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

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