Honda’s global operations hit by cyber-attack
Honda claimed to be dealing with a cyber attack that is affecting its operations around the world.
“Honda can confirm that a cyber attack occurred on the Honda network,” said the Japanese manufacturer.
He added that the problem was affecting his ability to access his computer servers, use e-mail and use his internal systems.
“There is also an impact on production systems outside of Japan,” he added.
“Work is underway to minimize the impact and restore full functionality of production, sales and development activities.”
The company – which manufactures motorcycles, cars, generators and lawnmowers, among other products – said that one of its internal servers has been attacked externally.
He added that “the virus has spread” across his network, but has not provided any further details.
Honda currently runs a factory in Swindon, where it produces its Civic cars, which is expected to close in 2021.
The company confirmed that work on the UK plant was halted following the suspension of other operations in North America, Turkey, Italy and Japan.
However, he added that he hopes that some of the affected sites will be back online this afternoon or later this week.
Cyber security experts have said it looks like a ransomware attack, which means hackers could have encrypted data or block Honda from some of its IT systems.
The company insisted that no data was breached and added that “at this point, we see minimal impact on the business.”
Honda employs approximately 220,000 people worldwide in over 400 group affiliates.