Cyber attacks in recent years around the world than usual, what no one is surprised. And if talking about what most often crack, it is likely you will respond that cyber attacks are subject of personal computers and various servers in large or small companies. And in General you’re right. But last week, namely, on 23 July, was made a very unexpected attack, because the victims were devices of Garmin, which makes a great smart watch and fitness bracelets.
This attack in turn has led to the fact that a significant number of the most popular services of the company tracking your activity has been disabled. And it seems that usually such hacker attacks repulsed quite quickly- a maximum of one day. However, to Garmin, apparently, was not ready, because “simple” apps and services lasted for several days. So if your device is from Garmin in recent days refused to work normally and you do not know what is wrong with them, you can calm down – your watch/bracelet is in order.
And of course, now is available the official press release from Garmin, which reads as follows: “we Have no evidence or at least hints that at least some data about our customers, including information about the payments made by Garmin Pay available to third parties, or has been lost or stolen. In addition, we are pleased to announce that the functionality of Garmin products in no way suffered because of such unpleasant incident, except for the lack of the ability to access online services in recent days. Be sure that all affected systems will be restored in the near future, and we expect to return to normal operation in the next few days.”
Anyhow, in this situation it is also interesting that Garmin may never have managed to fend off a hacker attack. There is a lot of evidence that the tech giant has decided to pay hackers, that they left the services alone. Such a scenario also assumes one of the proposals present in the same press release: “We (Garmin) are not expecting any significant negative impact on our operations or financial results due to this failure”. But whatever it was actually, in any case, glad that access to the company’s services were restored almost completely, because without them, the watch and bracelets manufacturer by and large useless.
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