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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: 4, Insightful) by DeathMonkey on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:20PM (3 children)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:20PM (#660068) Journal

    What made WannaCry so much more destructive, security experts discovered during last year’s outbreak, was that it employed an automated tool that was first developed at the National Security Agency and later dumped online in 2016 by mysterious hackers called the “Shadow Brokers.”

    I know I'm preaching to the choir here but maybe the National Security Agency should focus on making the nation more secure?

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:38PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:38PM (#660084) Journal

    I really don't think this rises to the level of a national security issue. Do you?

    U.S. blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' cyber attack [reuters.com]

    U.S. declares North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyberattack [washingtonpost.com]

    Cyber-attack: US and UK blame North Korea for WannaCry [bbc.com]

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    • (Score: 5, Touché) by DeathMonkey on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:52PM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:52PM (#660099) Journal

      It's like blaming the toddler for finding a loaded gun and shooting his brother.

  • (Score: 2) by Justin Case on Thursday March 29 2018, @09:34PM

    by Justin Case (4239) on Thursday March 29 2018, @09:34PM (#660209) Journal

    maybe the National Security Agency should focus on making the nation more secure?

    Perhaps you misinterpreted the word "nation".

    Hint: It is what the NSA protects.