18.03.29 Boeing Malware

March 29, 2018
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Boeing Hit By WannaCry Virus, Urges Calm

“The vulnerability was limited to a few machines. We deployed software patches. There was no interruption to the 777 jet program or any of our programs.”

Linda Mills, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Head of Communications

What's Wannacry?

Holding Files Hostage

  • Ransomware locks up your files until ransom payment is sent.
  • Exploits flaw in outdated versions of Windows to gain access.
  • Infects one computer & spreads to entire network.
  • Microsoft released a patch after attacks in 70+ countries in mid-2017, but unpatched systems remain vulnerable.

Are Boeing’s Planes
At Risk?

“I don’t think that’s realistic. I don’t think any of Boeing’s planes or any aircraft anywhere run Embedded Windows.”

Jake Williams, Rendition InfoSec Founder to The Seattle Times

The Threat Remains

City of Atlanta
Hacked Last Week

  • Ransomware shuttered the city’s systems for nearly a week, blocking access to electronic records.
  • Hackers demanded $51K in bitcoin to unlock access.
  • The FBI is investigating who is behind the attack.

Did you know that WannaCry was originally created by the NSA?

by Jenna Lee,