The BlackCat Group adds an Indian rocket fuel manufacturer to its list of victims
An Indian rocket fuel maker is facing the possibility of the BlackCat Group leaking what it says is more than 2 terabytes of sensitive data.
The BlackCat gang, also known as Alphv, says it stole from Solar Industries the propellant used in a variety of Indian military missile and rocket systems, as well as warhead data and personal information relating to the company’s employees and customers.
The ransomware group, a suspected successor to DarkSide and BlackMatter with ties to some former REvil members, says the data is for sale.
Nagpur-based Solar Industries has not commented on the matter publicly. The company website has been offline for a few days. Nagpur today reported that senior officials from the Ministries of Defense and the Interior and the intelligence agencies have descended on the city and that the Central Bureau of Investigation is prepared to investigate.
The stolen data also apparently includes security camera footage of the Solar Industries factory, reviews and reports on defects and vulnerabilities in the company’s products, and information on supply chain suppliers.
The publicly traded company, founded in 1983 as a maker of mining explosives, has a 28% share of India’s commercial and military explosives market, a market analysis shows.