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HACKERS HALT HONDA PRODUCTION WORLDWIDE

Global assembly of Honda motorcycles and cars stopped after a cyber attack disrupted vehicle inspection protocols and other processes at its plants around the world on Monday 8 June. BDN financial editor Roger Willis reports.

Honda’s internal servers in Tokyo were hacked on Monday morning, with a suspected ransomware virus denying access to laptops for employees, blocking email and sabotaging additional systems. Factory staff were told not to attempt use of work computers and sent home. Many were subsequently asked to take paid leave on Tuesday as well.

Most operations resumed after Monday’s shutdown. But the huge Honda motorcycle manufacturing hubs in India and Brazil were still offline on Tuesday evening, along with car plants in the US and Turkey.

A Honda spokesman said the company was not aware of any leaked customer or employee personal data as a result of this cyber attack — but didn’t rule out the possibility.

 

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