WannaCry Ransomware Attack Forces Shutdown Of Honda Plant
23 Июня 2017, 05:04 | Ruben Fields
Honda is seen during the 87th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva Switzerland
Marco Cova, a senior security researcher at malware protection platform Lastline, told IBT the WannaCry infection at Honda shows that cyberattacks are a concern for all types of businesses, not just "online" companies.
On Monday, Honda was forced to temporarily shut down its vehicle plant in Sayama, Japan, after some of its computer systems were infected with the infamous WannaCry ransomware, reportedReuters today.
Production at other plants operated by the automaker had not been affected, and regular operations had resumed at the Sayama plant on Tuesday, she said. The latest report comes from Honda Motor Co.
Honda has revealed that it halted production of its vehicles in Japan on 19 June, a day after discovering a WannaCry infection on its networks. WannaCry exploits unpatched Server Message Block (SMB) services on Microsoft operating systems to gain access and then encrypt data, holding it for ransom until the victim pays up.
The attack made use of a Windows exploit first discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency. What makes this especially frustrating for Honda is that it had previously taken precautions to prevent this very sort of thing back when WannaCry was making headlines in the middle of May. Australian authorities reported on June 22 that more than 50 traffic cameras were infected with WannaCry. The spread of the WannaCry virus has slowed since last month, but experts fear new versions could strike.
In fact, the Honda Company wasn't the only one that was forced to shut down its networks due to the WannaCry virus.
Although attribution is hard, Symantec said in May that tools and infrastructure used in the WannaCry ransomware attack had strong links to Lazarus, the group responsible for destructive attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Bangladesh Central Bank.
The virus also hit Honda's rival, Nissan, which stopped production at its factory in Sunderland, as well as in France, India and Romania.
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