The company was targeted by several computer espionage operations. Several sources suspect these attacks come from China.
In recent months, Airbus has been the target of several computer attacks launched by the manufacturer's subcontractors, according to several security sources who suspect that these industrial espionage operations should be controlled by China.
Four major attacks have targeted European aircraft maker subcontractors in the last twelve months, two sources said. More than half a dozen sources close to the file, speaking on condition of anonymity, have drawn the outlines and goals of this series of attacks.
Affected subcontractors include the French technology consulting group, Explo (formerly Assystem), British motor manufacturer Rolls Royce and two French subcontractors not yet identified.Expleo "Not confirming or invalid" this information Airbus and Rolls Royce did not comment in the near future.
Although extremely cautious about the origin of the attacks, due to technical difficulties in formally identifying the attackers, the interviewed sources expressed suspicion of hackers working on behalf of China.
Airbus, the target of a series of cyber attacksOuest-France.fr