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posted by martyb on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the Windows-TCO dept.

A derivative of Microsoft Windows ransonware, Wannacry, has hit a Boeing production plant in Charleston, South Carolina. An internal memo from Mike VanderWel, chief engineer of Boeing Commercial Airplane production engineering, warned that the company's production systems and airline software were "at risk".

Wannacry was based on Microsoft Windows' CVE 2017-0144 which is used in the EternalBlue exploit kit. EternalBlue was initially utilized in apparent coordination with Microsoft's long delay in patching. Despite massive media spin, Wannacry was found to have hit all recent versions of Microsoft Windows.

From:
The Verge: Boeing production plant hit with WannaCry ransomware attack
The New York Times: Boeing Possibly Hit by ‘WannaCry’ Malware Attack
The Daily Express: Vital Boeing computer network INFECTED with WannaCry VIRUS - is it safe to fly?.

Previously: UK Blames North Korea for WannaCry Attacks, Says NHS Didn't Follow Cybersecurity Guidelines
WannaCry Ransomware Attack Linked to North Korea by Symantec


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  • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:18PM (10 children)

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:18PM (#659996)

    What kind of moron uses Microsoft Windows on critical computing systems? They're getting exactly what they deserve. I hope they go out of business and get acquired by Airbus for pennies on the dollar.

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  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:21PM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:21PM (#659997) Journal

    And might I just add "Hahahaha hahahaha hahaha.....etc"

    Window is a gaming platform at best. Critical systems? Idiots.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:26PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:26PM (#660005)

    Your boss and his golfing buddies do.

    • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:36PM (1 child)

      by Hartree (195) on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:36PM (#660033)

      Are you implying Grishnak has a job? ;)

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:49PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:49PM (#660098)

        Of course not. In spite of it, he still has a boss.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:43PM (#660037)

    i agree. they want to fund slaveware and be like the straw boss on the digital plantation, then they wannacry when they are the slave too. Too bad the people sleeping in the barn don't seem know about the digital underground railroad(FOSS).

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by bob_super on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:26PM (2 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:26PM (#660075)

    Of all the companies out there, Boeing should be the most aware that the highest risk is when you close the air gap.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @10:21PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @10:21PM (#660221)

      Really? I'd think an airplane sitting on the ground would be fairly safe.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:27PM (#660120)

    What kind of moron uses Microsoft Windows on critical computing systems? They're getting exactly what they deserve.

    Quite right, they should have put it in the cloud. I put myself in the cloud and everything is serene and secure and perfect. Nothing can go wrong in the cloud.

  • (Score: 2) by turgid on Thursday March 29 2018, @08:58PM

    by turgid (4318) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 29 2018, @08:58PM (#660192) Journal

    There are many large companies with crazy IT policies. For example, many I have seen where people are developing software for Linux but their workstation is Windows because "that's the corporate standard" so they have something like cygwin installed and various flaky commercial products to provide things like X and they still use FTP because...