Thales confirms that hackers published its data on the dark web
Nov 11 (Reuters) – French defense and technology group Thales (TCFP.PA) said on Friday that data relating to the group had been published on hacker group LockBit 3.0’s “publishing platform”, confirming reports information published in the media.
The data was released Nov. 10, said Thales, which provides cutting-edge technologies in defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital security.
“At this stage, Thales is able to confirm that there has been no intrusion of its computer systems,” he added.
He said there is currently no impact on his operations.
Experts from the group have identified one of two likely sources of the data theft and are continuing to investigate the second, he said. It also strives to minimize the potential impact.
The firm said on Tuesday that it had opened an internal investigation and informed ANSSI.
Thales said this week that the Russian-speaking extortion and ransomware group claimed to have stolen some of its data, intending to release it on November 7.
Its shares, which fell 8.5%, were the worst performers in France‘s large-mid cap SBF 120 index (.SBF120).
Reporting by Juliette Portala and Dagmarah Mackos, editing by David Goodman, Kirsten Donovan
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