World’s largest aerospace company, Boeing in Charleston insists that ransomware attack did not cause any major damage. According to the information of the source, the airline maker was hit with the WannaCry virus. The company isn’t confirming the sources of the malware, but the company says the attack didn’t affect any of its jet programs.
The chief engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane production engineering, Mike VanderWel sent out a company-wide memo calling for “all-hands-on-deck” but Mike worried the attack could spread company’s production systems as well as some other airline software.
The head of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Linda Mills said, “We’ve done a final assessment.” Further, Linda added, “The vulnerability was limited to a few machines. We deployed software patches and there was no interruption to the 777-jet program or any of our programs.”
WannaCry assaulted basically through a Windows vulnerability. The virus worked by securing machines, inciting framework proprietors to pay a payoff commonly in digital money to determine the issue. Microsoft has issued patches to constrain the infection’s spread, however, that obviously has not totally killed it.
Linda Mills said, “It took some time for us to go to our South Carolina operations, bring in our entire IT team and make sure we had the facts.”
In recent years, WannaCry attacks have increased and it is first surfaced in May 2017. Once a single computer is infected, it can spread to all Windows computers on a network. The city of Atlanta experienced a five-day ransomware attack that was mostly fixed by Tuesday.