blackbasta attacks Rheinmetall

Incident Date:

May 20, 2023

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blackbasta attacks Rheinmetall






Düsseldorf, Germany

, Germany

First Reported

May 20, 2023

Rheinmetall AG Hit by Ransomware Attack

Rheinmetall AG, a German automotive and arms manufacturer, has been hit with a ransomware attack. The notorious ransomware gang Black Basta first posted Rheinmetall on its extortion site on May 20th, along with data samples allegedly stolen from the German company. A Rheinmetall spokesperson soon confirmed the attack, saying: "Rheinmetall is continuing to work on resolving an IT attack by the ransomware group Black Basta. This was detected on 14 April 2023. It affects the Group's civilian business. Due to the strictly separated IT infrastructure within the Group, Rheinmetall's military business is not affected by the attack." The company reportedly informed law enforcement authorities and filed a criminal complaint with the Cologne public prosecutor.

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