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Boeing Says WannaCry Outbreak ‘Overstated and Inaccurate’

Various news outlets on Wednesday reported Boeing being hit by the WannaCry virus; the incident had initially triggered a widespread alarm within the company. Boeing feared the virus could hit equipment used in functional tests of airplanes ready to roll out and potentially ‘spread to airplane software.’ However the company later released a statement saying its network security “detected a limited intrusion of malware that affected a small number of systems,” Richard Lawler reports in Engadget. “Even if this occurrence is as controllable as Boeing believes, it’s surely not the last time we’ll hear about a large organization suddenly locked out of its own computers.”

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