As per the report of Seattle times, production plant of Boeing in Charleston on Wednesday was hit by the nasty Ransomware “Wannacry”.
While it was believed that the vital airplane-production equipment for Boeing might be brought down but company reported that it was a “limited intrusion” and the attack was rescinded with the least of damage.
Linda Mills, head of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes said “We have done final assessment. The vulnerability was limited to few machines. We deployed software patches. There was no interruption to the 777 jet program or any of our programs. A number of reported articles on a malware disruption are overstated and inaccurate.”
Mile VanderWel, chief engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane production engineering sent out an alert through a company-wide memo, asking for “All hands on deck”. He also raised his concerns that WannaCry can spread to the production system and airplane software of the Boeing. “It is metastasizing rapidly out of North Charleston and I just heard 777(automated spar assembly tools) may have gone down,” he wrote.
Last year in May, one of the deadliest WannaCry ransomware attack took place which targeted around three lakh computers in hundred and fifty countries worldwide. This catastrophic global attack had a worldwide impact and USA government blamed North Korea for launching it through WannaCry Ransomware Virus. WannaCry cyber-attack and hackers were able to mark their presence this year in February when it hit Connecticut’s State Agencies and yet again, the attack on Boeing suggests that the threat is still present. Microsoft although tried to limit the spread of WannaCry Virus by offering an “emergency” patch but that has not eliminated the threat completely.
In order to stay protected from malware such as WannaCry, it is important that you adopt certain precautions for there are no ransomware virus removal tools available. Therefore, here are some free malware removal tips as given below, that can help you to combat such attacks easily and can prevent your system from getting infected:
Tips to prevent malware from infecting your system
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