Coffee machine infected the virus Petrochemical Plant

Various "smart" technique greatly simplifies our life with you. In this case, it is thanks to the electronic components and the so-called smart house can be vulnerable to hacker attacks. Practically what happened at one of the European petrochemical plants, which connected to the enterprise LAN coffee infected computers notorious virus WannaCry.

Coffee machine infected the virus Petrochemical Plant

This news was reported by one of the members of the board to Reddit C10H15N1 nickname. According to him, he is a chemical engineer at the company, which owns a number of European petrochemical plants. He also spoke about how the monitored information security companies. Observation is performed remotely from a central control point. If you have any problems, please refer to the central office, and the issue is resolved either remotely or by sending instructions. In an extreme case, the place goes specialist. About a month ago I received a call in which the reported failure of all computers on the local control station. In this case, all the plant systems functioned normally and suffered only monitoring system. During the investigation of the incident found out that computers have been infected with one of the versions of the software to extort money - WannaCry virus. At the same time after the Windows XP complete reinstallation (namely, it is still installed on a number of corporate segment PC) infection occurred repeatedly. Then able to determine that the source of the virus was a local Wi-Fi network, and the only device in addition to routers and routers connected to it turned out to be a smart coffee machine. It was also connected to the internal network control station that explained infection monitoring system. After cleaning the coffee machine of the virus, the system was able to bring back to normal.

Recall that WannaCry virus gained a foothold in the spring. It encrypts the information on the user and the decryption key hard drive offers transfer the amount in Bitcoin equivalent to 300 US dollars.