Cybercriminals gained access to systems owned by US military contractor Westech International according to reports from Sky News.The hackers stole top secret nuclear missile data, encrypted hard drives and began leaking documents in an extortion attempt.
The breached company is a sub-contractor for Northrup Grumman, which provides engineering and maintenance support for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. Westech is based in Albuquerque and was formed in 1995 by Dr. Betty Chao.
Sky News said that the data taken from Westech and leaked online include company emails, payroll, and other “personal information”. The firm admitted it had been hacked and systems encrypted with investigations started to find out what data had been stolen.
Source: SC Magazine