LockBit Ransomware gang claims to have stolen SpaceX confidential data from Maximum Industries

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2023

The LockBit ransomware group claims to have stolen confidential data belonging to SpaceX from the systems of Maximum Industries.

The LockBit ransomware gang claims to have stolen confidential data of SpaceX after they hacked the systems of production company Maximum Industries. Maximum Industries is a full-service, piece-part production, and contract manufacturing facility.

The ransomware gang hacked the systems of the production firm, which also provides its services to SpaceX, and stole its data, including files of the American spacecraft manufacturer and a satellite communications corporation.

The group claims to have stolen roughly 3,000 “drawings certified by space-x engineers.”

“I would say we were lucky if SPACE-X contractors were more talkative. But I think this material will find its buyer as soon as possible.” reads the message published by Lockbit operators on their Tor Leak site.

“Elon Musk we will help you sell your drawings to other manufacturers – build the ship faster and fly away. and now about the numbers: about 3,000 drawings certified by space-x engineers”

The gang plans to launch an auction in a week.

Lockbit ransomware Space X

SpaceX has yet to comment on Lockbit’s claims, however, it is important to highlight that SpaceX was not hacked.

The LockBit ransomware gang has been active since 2019 and it is currently one of the most active ransomware operations.

Since the beginning of 2023, LockBit3 added more than 600 victims to its leak site. Below is the list of victims added in the last couple of days:

Source DRM – Dashboard Ransomware Monitor

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, LockBit ransomware)

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