Industrial Safety

Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, but says no impact on jet production

By the Seattle Times

Mar 28, 2018

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Boeing was hit Wednesday by the WannaCry computer virus, initially raising fears within the company that it could cripple some vital airplane production equipment.

Later, the company played down the impact and said production was unaffected.

After the cyberattack struck, Mike VanderWel, chief engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane production engineering, sent out an alarming memo calling for “All hands on deck.”

Read the full story at seattletimes.com.