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