News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Dassault Falcon Jet

Exploit: Ransomware
Dassault Falcon Jet: Aviation Manufacturing 

Risk to Small Business: 2.127 = Severe

Dassault Falcon Jet, a division of French conglomerate Dassault Aviation, was hit by the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang, resulting in extensive data theft. Bad actors made off with employee information, but no proprietary data theft was reported in the incident.

Individual Risk: 1.702 = Severe

Extensive PII was exposed for current and former employees and their families including names, personal and company email address, personal mailing address, employee ID number, driver’s license number, passport information, financial account number, Social Security number, date of birth, work location, compensation and benefit enrollment information, and date of employment.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is no joke, and it has been increasingly pointed at manufacturing targets to both steal data and impact production, especially dangerous when a company manufactures assets like planes.