MBDA is refuting the alleged ‘hacking’ of the company’s information systems, and has filed a report with police of an attempt to blackmail the company.
MBDA is the subject of a blackmail attempt by a criminal group that falsely claims to have hacked the company’s information networks. Following the company’s refusal to yield to this blackmail threat and pay a ransom demand, the criminal group has spread information on the internet, making it accessible for a payment.
This matter is the subject of an investigation by the Italian national authorities, who MBDA are fully supporting. The company will take all possible legal actions in the face of what is a criminal act of blackmail.
The origin of the data has already been ascertained, having been acquired from an external hard drive. It has been confirmed that no hacking of the company’s secure networks has occurred. So far, the company’s internal verification processes indicate that the data made available online are neither classified data nor sensitive.
MBDA has state-of-the-art cyber protection systems in place to face these kinds of criminal action.