Honda has announced to stop its pipelines almost anywhere in the world. The reason for this was not a pandemic COVID-19 – as it turned out, the network infrastructure of the automaker suffered from hackers, hacked servers of the Japanese group.
According to the company, hackers conducted a cyber attack earlier this week and she touched on a Central server, which later spread the virus throughout the corporate network. It is reported by the Informant Tech, citing The Verge.
As a result, the ransomware Snake/EKANS blocked employee computers, demanding ransom for the decryption key data. “The company confirms that the network of Honda there was a cyber attack. We can also confirm that at the moment there is no information leakage. Now work is underway to minimize the impact and restore full functionality of the production, sales and development. At the moment, we see minimal impact on business”, – said representatives of Honda.
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In total, the cyber attack affected the 11 plants, including five in the United States. Later, the press service of the company announced the resumption of U.S. pipelines, but automotive division in Turkey and production of motorcycles in India and Brazil still do not function in connection with the investigation details of incident. Honda representatives told reporters that although the cyber attack and affected the production, but “had no impact on dealers or customers auto brand”.