INCIDENT: Boeing Hit by Wannacry

Boeing looks like it may be the latest victim of the WannaCry ransomware.
The company, however, said it detected only what it calls “limited malware intrusion” impacting a “small number of systems.”
The ransomware first hit Boeing Wednesday and Mike VanderWel, chief engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane production engineering, sent out a memo to warn the infection could even affect airplane software.
“It is metastasizing rapidly out of North Charleston and I just heard 777 (automated spar assembly tools) may have gone down,” VanderWel was quoted as saying in The Seattle Times.

Incident Date

March 28, 2018


United States

Estimated Cost

“We’ve done a final assessment," said Linda Mills, the head of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "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.”


Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


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