Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. arm of Israeli defense contractor Elbit, says its network was compromised in early June and personal information of employees was stolen.
In a breach notification filed with the Maine attorney general’s office, Elbit Systems of America said 369 employees were affected by the data breach, which included employee names, addresses, dates of birth, direct deposit information, ethnicity and Social Security numbers. In the notice, the Texas-based company shared few details, only that “someone attempted to interfere with Elbit America’s cyber operations” and that its investigation was ongoing.
Elbit Systems of America did not attribute the breach to a particular threat group or government, or say for what reason it believes it was targeted. Greg Caires, a spokesperson for Elbit Systems of America, declined to answer our questions. A spokesperson for Elbit in Israel did not respond to a request for comment.