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Boeing Production Plant Hit with Windows' WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Accepted submission by canopic jug at 2018-03-29 08:37:44 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 massve 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? [].

See also earlier posts on SN:

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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