Ransomware hits helicopter maker Kopter


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Aug 17, 2014
Helicopter maker Kopter has fallen victim to a ransomware attack after hackers breached its internal network and encrypted the company's files.
After Kopter refused to engage with the hackers, the ransomware gang has published on Friday some of the company's files on the internet.
The Kopter data has been published on a blog hosted on the dark web and operated by the LockBit ransomware gang. Files shared on this site include business documents, internal projects, and various aerospace and defense industry standards.
Kopter has not publicly disclosed a security breach on its website or via business wires.
A Kopter spokesperson did not return an email seeking comment on the ransomware attack. Phone calls made on Friday also remained unanswered.


From Serialcart.com
Oct 27, 2019
A nice example how NOT to handle the situation, by playing a dead bug (shares going down). Hire a professional liaison to handle it, if management is clueless.
The problem of many IT management teams is that they do not accept that they do not have knowledge in some certain areas and to not to loose their jobs they would do everything. And at the end disaster happens... unfortunately this is a story which will go on and on and on...

(((( Of course there are many great IT teams that they know what they are doing and it is not fair to generalize .... )))