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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 Justin Case on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:45PM (1 child)

    by Justin Case (4239) on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:45PM (#660039) Journal

    Every time life-critical systems are discussed some apologist will pipe up and say "they're not your typical Ctrl-Alt-Delete jockeys; they know human lives are on the line so they do super professional work".

    And why should we believe this? Ever? Anywhere?

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  • (Score: 2) by turgid on Thursday March 29 2018, @09:00PM

    by turgid (4318) on Thursday March 29 2018, @09:00PM (#660193) Journal

    And why should we believe this? Ever? Anywhere?

    Because THEY say so and THEY are Professionals(TM).