Last week, a leaked memo from Boeing management informed the world that the top airplane manufacturer had gotten infected by the old WannaCry ransomworm. Since then, Boeing has downplayed the attack, saying it didn’t affect production and is under control. Nonetheless, information security pundits wonder how such a large enterprise, which should have the best security controls available, could suffer from such a well-known and old piece of malware. In today’s video, I hypothesize about why certain industry verticals might be more susceptible to worms than others. Watch below to learn more about this incident, and what certain industries need to do about their operational technology (OT).
Episode Runtime: 6:39
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxtgo1O3_10
- Boeing hit by WannaCry – Seattle Times
- Was the Boeing infection WannaCry? – NYTimes
—Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
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