"SINGAPORE: About 1.5 terabytes of sensitive data was reportedly stolen from a US subsidiary of ST Engineering Aerospace in a massive data breach that was discovered on Friday (Jun 5), according to cybersecurity firm CYFIRMA.
In response to queries by CNA, CYFIRMA said its initial investigation showed the breach at VT San Antonio Aerospace started “as early as in March”.
It said the stolen data includes contract details with various governments of countries like Peru and Argentina, government-related organisations like NASA, and air carriers like American Airlines.
The leaked data is also believed to include details of project implementation plans, name and type of equipment/parts, schedules and timelines, as well as financial records.
"Hackers used Maze ransomware for their campaign. Maze is a malware that hackers can embed into phishing emails. When a victim opens these emails, the Maze malware infects the machine and starts encrypting files. Once this is completed, a ransomware demand is made,” said CYFIRMA CEO Kumar Ritesh."