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Slug slimes aerospace biz AerCap with ransomware, brags about 1TB theft

January 22, 2024

AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, has reported a ransomware infection that occurred earlier this month, but claims it hasn’t yet suffered any financial losses yet and all its systems are under control.

In a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing on Monday, the aerospace giant said it had “experienced a cybersecurity incident related to ransomware” on January 17, the report explained:

We promptly took steps to investigate with the support of third-party cybersecurity experts and notified law enforcement. We have full control of all of our IT systems and to date, we have suffered no financial loss related to this incident. Our investigation into this incident, including the extent to which data may have been exfiltrated or otherwise impacted, remains ongoing.

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