NATO investigates data theft from classified military documents sold by hackers

Hackers are selling classified information linked to MBDA Missile Systems, including blueprints of weapons used by NATO allies in the war in Ukraine. According to MBDA Missile Systems, this data was stolen from an external hard drive in Italy. The France-based compan said that none of the information belonged to the company and the data made available was not considered classified. In their advert, the hackers claimed that they possess classified information of ‘companies that took part in the development of closed military projects’. Evidence shows that the hackers would sell 80GB of stolen data for 15 Bitcoins, and they would give a free 50MB sample of data including documents labelled ‘NATO CONFIDENTIAL’. A NATO spokesperson said there was no evidence that the NATO network was compromised, but they are investigating these claims.