Defense Contractor Austal USA Confirms a Cyber Attack by Hunters International Ransomware Group


Australian-based American defense contractor Austal USA has confirmed a cyber attack after the Hunters International ransomware group listed the company and shared samples of the stolen data as proof.

Austal USA is a Contractor for the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), undertaking major U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs. With five shipyards in four countries and a workforce of 4,300, Austal produces various sea vessels, including offshore patrol cutters, landing craft, floating docks, combat ships, autonomous boats, and submarine components.

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Source: CPO Magazine