U.S. National Security Agency Shuts down Honda Factory
NSA – WannaCry/Wcry ransome worm
Well folks in the gift that just keeps on giving, the NSA has managed to shut down a Honda Factory after they found the WannaCry/Wcry ransome worm in its networks.
Not that the NSA directly shut the factory down, it was however indirect because WannaCry/Wcry was derived after all at and by the NSA.
According to a report released today by Reuters, the automaker had to shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions.
Forget Russian hacking, look at all the damage the NSA has managed to cause. Which we would not have known about had it not been for the Shadow Brokers, who obtained the code for this beauty and released it to the public back in April.
WannaCry/Wcry is basically a weaponized exploit developed, used, by the NSA. It was also in shocking news, stolen from the NSA.
Honda officials for some odd reason did explain how or why engineers found WCry in their networks 37 days after the kill switch was activated although, it is highly possible that engineers had mistakenly blocked access to the kill-switch domain.
That kill switch by the way was created by sheer luck. A security researcher who had been playing around and acting out of curiosity just so happened to register a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that subsequently acted as a global kill switch which immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
I’m more than sure someone is developing ways around that sort of kill switch, I mean if you are in the business of stealing data, and shutting the internet down, power grids, hospitals and the like, you wouldn’t want to be stopped, so advertising the fact that some guy was able to create a kill switch by accident, only entices new developers to create ways around any type of kill switch.
At any rate, here’s to the NSA for not managing to keep it’s top secret weaponized exploits from falling into the the wrong hands or rather from falling out of it’s very own front door.
Does the NSA even know about all the of intel has left it’s facility or will we have to wait on someone like Shadow Brokers to inform us, the hard way…again?
Cristal M Clark