New Delhi, November 28: The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), India’s largest aerospace research company, has reportedly been hit by infamous ransomware group LockBit. LockBit added NAL to its dark web leak site, and has threatened to publish the organisation’s data if it fails to pay an unspecified ransom, reports TechCrunch. Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky Announces Guiderails Around Generative AI To Stop Its Misuse As Salesforce, Nvidia Expand Partnerships.

“LockBit posted eight purportedly stolen documents, including confidential letters, an employee’s passport and other internal documents,” the report claimed. The website of NAL was down and the research organisation or Indian cyber agency CERT-In were yet to comment on the report. Infosys Announces Its New 'Diamond' Partnership With HPE Alliances To Empower Businesses To Embrace Future and Achieve Their Goals.

Earlier this month, LockBit hit the US arm of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) that disrupted trades in the US Treasury market. The hacker group reportedly admitted it was paid a ransom by the bank. LockBit’s business model is known as “ransomware-as-a-service”. It sells its malicious software to other hackers, who carry out the cyberattacks.

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