8Base attacks Fabricate Engineering

Incident Date:

September 25, 2023

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8Base attacks Fabricate Engineering


Fabricate Engineering




Ankara, Turkey

Etimesgut, Turkey

First Reported

September 25, 2023

8Base Ransomware Gang Attacks Fabricate Engineering

The 8Base ransomware gang has attacked Fabricate Engineering. Fabricate Engineering and Test Systems is a design, development, and production company of turn-key test systems and electro-mechanical components for aerospace, automotive, and consumer electronics. The company was established by engineers specializing in hardware/software design and test infrastructure experience. 8Base posted Fabricate Engineering to its data leak site on September 25th, claiming to have stolen “invoices, receipts, accounting documents, personal data, certificates, employment contracts, a huge amount of confidential information, confidentiality agreements, personal files”.

Despite a significant increase in activity during the summer of 2023, the 8Base ransomware group has managed to maintain a relatively low profile. This group employs encryption techniques alongside "name-and-shame" tactics to pressure their victims into paying ransoms. 8Base demonstrates an opportunistic approach, targeting victims from diverse industries. However, crucial details regarding their identities, methods, and motivations remain shrouded in mystery.

The swift and efficient operations of 8Base suggest that this group is not newly formed but rather an established and mature organization. Based on available information, certain aspects of their current operations bear a striking resemblance to past ransomware activities. The 8Base ransomware group emerged in March 2022, but it experienced a significant surge in activity in June 2023. Describing themselves as "simple pen testers," they operate a leak site that provides victim information through Frequently Asked Questions and Rules sections, along with multiple contact options. Notably, 8Base's communication style shares similarities with another known group called RansomHouse.

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