Visser Precision, a part maker for Tesla, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin hit with data-stealing ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2020

Data-stealing ransomware infected systems at Visser Precision, a parts maker for many enterprises, including Tesla, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.

Visser Precision is a parts maker for many companies in several industries, including aerospace, automotive, industrial and manufacturing.

The company disclosed a ransomware attack that might have exposed data related to multiple business partners, including Tesla, SpaceX, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

“[Visser Precision was] the recent target of a criminal cybersecurity incident, including access to or theft of data,” reads a statement issued by the company and published by TechCrunch.

A company spokesman told TechCrunch that the company is still investigating the security breach that it has resumed normal operations.

Security experts believe the systems at the company have been infected with the DoppelPaymer ransomware, a malware that also implements data-stealing capabilities.

Operators behind DoppelPaymer and other threats, including Nemty ransomware, Maze ransomware, and Sodinokibi have started threatening victims of leaking the stolen data using specially set-up leak sites.

DoppelPayer appeared in the threat landscape in July 2019, experts believe that some members of TA505 cybercrime gang left the group and forked the source code of both Dridex and BitPaymer to develop the ransomware.

Crooks behind the attack against Visser Precision have started leaking clients’ stolen documents, including non-disclosure agreements between the company and Tesla and SpaceX. Experts also reported the leak of a partial blueprint for a missile antenna designed by Lockheed Martin.

According to TechCrunch, a Lockheed Martin spokesperson said the company is “aware of the situation with Visser Precision and are following our standard response process for potential cyber incidents related to our supply chain.”

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Visser Precision)

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