Hackers Stop Honda Car Factories WorldwideJune 11, 2020
Honda has announced the shutdown of its conveyors in almost all over the world. The reason for this was not the COVID-19 pandemic – as it turned out, the automaker’s network infrastructure was affected by the actions of hackers who broke into the servers of the Japanese concern.
According to the company, a cyber attack was carried out at the beginning of this week and affected central servers, which later spread the virus throughout the corporate network. As a result, Snake / EKANS ransomware blocked employee computers, demanding a ransom for decrypting the data.
“The company confirms that a cyberattack occurred on the Honda network. We can also confirm that at the moment there is no information leak. Now work is underway to minimize the impact and restore the full functionality of production, sales and development. At the moment, we see a minimal impact on the business, ” – said Honda representatives.
In total, the cyber attack affected 11 factories of Honda card, including five in the United States. The company’s press office later announced the resumption of American conveyors, but the car division in Turkey and the production of motorcycles in India and Brazil are still not functioning in connection with the investigation of the details of the incident.
Honda officials told reporters that although the cyber attack had affected production, it “had no effect on dealers or customers of the automobile brand.”
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