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Honda struck by same devastating WannaCry ransomware that caused global chaos and knocked NHS offline

HONDA confirmed it shut production at one of its plants last weekend after it was infected by the same ransomware that caused a global panic last month.

The NHS was struck by the virus in May, leaving staff with no option but to cancel or postpone operations and appointments as their computers were held to ransom.

Users logging onto their computers were met with this message demanding bitcoin ransom

Users logging onto their computers were met with this message demanding bitcoin ransom

Honda Motor Company – the latest known victim – ceased production on Monday 19 June at its Sayama plant, north-west of Tokyo.

The plant, which produces models including the Accord sedan, Odyssey Minivan and Step Wagon compact multipurpose vehicle, has a daily output of around 1,000 vehicles, according to Reuters.

It discovered the ransomware on its systems on Sunday 18 June but

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3849229/honda-struck-by-same-devastating-wannacry-ransomware-which-caused-global-chaos-and-knocked-nhs-offline/

Ransomware blamed for attack that caused Lincolnshire NHS Trust shutdown

RANSOMWARE is to blame for an attack which saw an NHS Trust in Lincolnshire that forced to cancel operations for four days in October.

In a statement, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said that a ransomware variant called Globe2 was to blame for the incident.

“The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in October 2016 was a variant of ransomware called Globe2,” Pam Clipson, director of strategy and planning at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, told the INQUIRER.

Clipson went on to explain how the Trust sought to tackle the outbreak and revealed that almost 3,000 appointments were cancelled as a result of the attack.

“Our teams took immediate action upon detection of the attack, minimising its impact. The Trust took the decision to halt routine appointments in order to ensure patient safety while we eradicated the issue.

Read more at: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2479230/ransomware-blamed-for-attack-that-caused-lincolnshire-nhs-trust-shutdown