On Thursday, a series of cyberattacks against the world’s second-largest aerospace group, Airbus in recent months has been conducted via the computer systems of suppliers and contractors of the aerospace group, and sources of security suspect a connection with China.
Aerospace company said in January this year that a cyberattack on its systems had resulted in a data breach.
Last year U.S. prosecutors said Chinese intelligence officers and hackers stole information about a jet engine being developed by firms who supply Airbus as well as its U.S. rival Boeing.
According to the International media report, which cited multiple unnamed security sources, cyberattacks in the past months on Airbus were mounted via French technology consultancy Expleo, engine maker Rolls Royce, and two French Airbus subcontractors which were not identified.
The report cited the sources as saying that the hackers appeared to have been seeking information about engines for the A400M military transport aircraft and A350 airliner.
The International mediareport did not make clear whether the cyberattacks it described had led to data breaches or impacted Airbus operations.
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