GE servers hacked n DARPA Military Info Leaked

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General Electric, commonly referred to as GE, a multinational corporation engaged in the fields of renewable energy, aerospace, and power, has fallen prey to a cyber attack resulting in the leakage of sensitive information related to DARPA Military operations.

The severity of the attack remains uncertain as the American multinational company diligently investigates the incident.

As per information obtained from a Telegram source, a hacking group identifying itself as ‘Cyber Niggers’ has claimed responsibility for the attack and is demanding a substantial ransom for the return of the compromised data.

This incident signifies a ransomware attack, wherein the perpetrators engage in a double extortion strategy.

IntelBroker, a member of the cybercrime group, has asserted the intention to sell the pilfered data on a hacker’s forum for $500. Several screenshots have been posted, revealing information pertaining to the US Government Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The exposed data encompasses details from SQL databases, military secrets, aviation information, maintenance reports, and more.

CyberNigger is the same hacking group that has previously infiltrated prominent firms such as Volvo, Hilton Hotels, Autotrader, Verizon, AT&T, and the US Immigration Service.

Law enforcement agencies are actively investigating the identity and activities of this group. The criminals, meanwhile, are threatening to release data related to additional victimized companies as the holiday season progresses.

It is essential to note that criminals from such groups often attempt to coerce victims into paying a ransom in exchange for a decryption key and the promise of returning the stolen data. However, the veracity of such assurances remains uncertain, raising concerns about whether the perpetrators might retain a copy of the siphoned data on their servers for future use.

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