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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 DannyB on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:35PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 29 2018, @05:35PM (#660082) Journal

    Security is the enemy of convenience.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:12PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:12PM (#660108)

    Not when your internal systems burned down. Perhaps this is horseshoe theory in action?

    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday March 29 2018, @07:21PM (1 child)

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Thursday March 29 2018, @07:21PM (#660143) Journal

      No, this is what happens when jackoffs who think golf is a sport and cocaine is a food group think they know better than their engineers and developers. I say fuck 'em, serves 'em right, and as an earlier poster said, hope Airbus eats them alive.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 30 2018, @09:07AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 30 2018, @09:07AM (#660317)
        You accuse Boing management of being golfing cocaine addicts dictating engineering distasters, and then suggest Airbus as an alternative? Bwahahahahaha. That's rich.