LockBit Ransomware Group Claims Champion GSE, 14GB Data Theft and Demands $500K

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In a recent cybersecurity incident, the LockBit ransomware gang has targeted Champion GSE, a prominent manufacturer of turbofan engine stands and other ground support equipment.

The cybercriminals claim to have stolen 14GB of data and are reportedly demanding a ransom of $500,000.

Details of the Attack

LockBit, known for its aggressive ransomware campaigns, seems to have struck again. The group has listed ‘championgse.com‘, Champion GSE’s official website, on their data leak site (DLS). They claim to have stolen a significant amount of data—approximately 14GB—and have put forth a ransom demand of $500,000 for its safe return.

Championgse listed on the Lockbit 3.0 onion website

Impact and Implications

Champion GSE, which provides crucial support services to various industries, including those utilizing large turbine engines and military containers, could face serious repercussions from this alleged cyber breach.

The stolen data’s nature is still unknown, but given the company’s comprehensive work scope—ranging from engineering, design, advanced machining to product testing—the implications of such a data leak could be wide-ranging and severe.

Reza Rafati https://cyberwarzone.com

Reza Rafati, based in the Netherlands, is the founder of Cyberwarzone.com. An industry professional providing insightful commentary on infosec, cybercrime, cyberwar, and threat intelligence, Reza dedicates his work to bolster digital defenses and promote cyber awareness.

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