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Montreal-based company Top Aces investigates ransomware attack

Exploit: Ransomware

Top Aces: Flight Training Company

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Risk to Business: 1.733-Severe

Montreal-based company Top Aces, a provider of fighter jets for airborne training exercises, has been hit with a ransomware attack by the LockBit group. The company says that it is the exclusive adversary air provider to the Canadian and German armed forces. LockBit says it stole 44 GB of data and has given Top Aces a deadline of May 15 to pay them and avoid publication of the stolen data. No ransom amount is available.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Defense industry contractors and military-adjacent service providers are tempting targets for cybercriminals looking for back doors.

Source: The Record Media