canopic jug writes:
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.
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 GuidelinesWannaCry Ransomware Attack Linked to North Korea by Symantec
Of all the companies out there, Boeing should be the most aware that the highest risk is when you close the air gap.
Really? I'd think an airplane sitting on the ground would be fairly safe.
Ignoring your skipping over the meaning of "when you close", even stopped on the ground can be unsafe:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_787_Dreamliner_battery_problems [wikipedia.org]