Compromise of Airbus suppliers
Date of report
  • September 2019
A threat actor targeted virtual private networks (VPNs) used by suppliers of European aerospace company Airbus with a series of attacks. The attacks resulted in unauthorized access to data, including the theft of documents related to Airbus's military transport plane A400M, designed with one of the most powerful propeller engines in the world.
Suspected victims
  • Airbus
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector