#Privacy: DoppelPaymer announces breaching NASA’s IT contractors

The ransomware gang has claimed to have infected the network of one of NASA’s IT contractors. 

Following the launch of SpaceX’s, the first human-operated rocket launch, operators of the DoppelPaymer ransomware announced in a blog post it had successfully breached the network of Digital Management Inc. (DMI), a company that provides cyber security and IT services on demand. 

In the post, DoppelPaymer wrote: “We congratulate Space-X & NASA with successful launch. But as for NASA, their partners again don’t care about the data…”

It remains unknown as how to deep inside the network did DoppelPaymer went, and how many customer networks were breached, however it should be noted that DMI’s customer list includes numerous Fortune 100 companies and government agencies. 

DoppelPaymer published 20 archive files, which include HR documents, project plans, employee details and more, as evidence to support their claims. 

The gang also posted a list of 2,583 servers and workstations that are allegedly a part of the DMI’s internal network, to which they have encrypted and are now holding for ransom.

DoppelPaymer is one of several ransomware gangs that have created a leak site to publish data from hacked companies. Initially, they share small amounts of the data to scare their victims, however if the victim still refuses to pay, the files are then leaked. 

DoppelPaymer have previously listed Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, a French telecommunications and cloud services business, a US merchant account company and a South African logistics and supply chain organisation on their website. 

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