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
While this creed certainly does have some merit as in new systems will have bugs too it's still crazy to use an OS that is so old that the bugs are public knowledge. In that case not only the richest criminal syndicates and national states can attack you but literally anybody in the world and their dog.
I agree about killing blue LEDs and defense in depth. Maybe don't real any news for awhile so your face gets to heal... :)