Security experts claimed hackers leaked a Canadian spy plane’s sensitive info on the Darkweb! As of the moment, reports stated that the accused ransomware gang has allegedly posted the details of a Swedish airborne early warning and control aircraft.
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According to Popular Mechanics‘ latest report, the affected plane is specifically the Globaleye, which is an aircraft that combines the Bombadier 6000 long-range global business jet with Saab’s Erieye airborne radar sensor.
The hacked spy plane is designed to act as the ears and eyes of the Canadian Air Force. It is specifically created to detect enemy missiles. drones, and aircraft at long ranges. It can also inform the Canadian Air Force so that it can dispatch its own fighter jets to check or counter the detected attack.
Is the new Darkweb hack that serious?
Globaleye is comparable to the United States Air Force’s E-2 Sentry airborne control and warning aircraft. This means that Canada also heavily relies on this plane. Since the aircraft is important to the Canadian Air Force, this means that the hack is currently a serious one.
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Experts said that they a zero-day exploit in the Accellion FTA web server software, which is used by companies to host and share large files that can’t be sent via email to customers and employees. After that, the cybercriminals allegedly posted the Globaleye info to the Dark website called “CLOP^_-LEAKS.”
This site is where the Clop ransomware gang publishes the data they acquired from different companies. They tend to leak their info if the victims were not able to pay the required ransom.
What the leaked data contains
ZDNet previously reported that Globaleye’s leaked data came from its developer, Bombardier. Security researchers confirmed that the leaked info contains the company’s design documents for different planes. However, they said that the hackers were not able to acquire Bombardier’s personal data. Although this is the case, the company said that it is currently worried that the hackers are now offering its private intellectual property on the Dark web for free. You can click here for more details.