There’s so much going on with ransomware that we can’t stick to just one topic. This week we’ll take a look at three interesting attacks that occurred around the world.
Let’s start with Wannacry, which is probably the most famous ransomware in history. Last time we talked about this ransomware, it was in full attack mode around the globe. Eventually, this attack settled into an ebb and flow pattern, on a much smaller scale. The news around Wannacry had slowed to a trickle until Monday, when attackers were able to successfully use the ransomware against Honda networks in North America, Japan, Europe, and China.
In response to this attack, Honda stopped operations at its Sayama plant, which manufactures about 1,000 vehicles per day. Sayama operations were back online by Tuesday, and no other facilities were impacted by the ransomware. Honda did make an extra effort to secure its systems during the May attack and gave no details on how the ransomware made its way into the systems this week.