WannaCry hits Honda; Halts Japan Car Plant

On Sunday, Honda discovered that the virus had affected its networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China and other regions, and has since shut down production at one of its plants in Japan. (Source: Honda halts Japan car plant after WannaCry virus hits computer network)

Commenting on this recent outbreak, Gavin Millard, Technical Director, Tenable said “That the exploitation of MS17-010 through WannaCry and other derivatives is still causing a problem is hardly surprising. Conflicker and MS08-67, the main vulnerability it exploited, is still popping up on occasion nine years after it began infecting millions of systems around the world. To reduce the probability of being infected by ransomware, and more concerning a targeted attack leveraging the same vulnerabilities, continuous visibility into the vulnerability status of every asset in the modern computing environment is critical in reducing the available attack surface. Of course, just patching these bugs isn’t always simple, as it could cause disruption to the organisation. If that is the case, then compensating controls must be put in place and proper, risk-based decisions must be made.”

Put simply if you can’t patch it, protect it, and if you can’t do either then prepare to pay. — Gavin Millard, Technical Director, Tenable.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: