Honda has confirmed a cyberattack has brought parts of its global operations to a standstill.
The suspected attack affected Honda’s production globally starting on Monday, forcing some plants to stop operations as the company needed to ensure that its quality control systems were not compromised.
The company said in a brief statement that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. “Work is being undertaken to minimize the impact and to restore full functionality of production, sales, and development activities,”.
Honda has insisted that no data has been breached and added that “at this point, we see minimal business impact”.
According to reports from the BBC the virus had spread” throughout its network, but they did not provide any further details.
Reports in The Telegraph suggest that they were infected with the EKANS (that’s snake spelled backwards) malware, which encrypts data until payment is made to the attackers
They issued the following statement on Twitter
At this time Honda Customer Service and Honda Financial Services are experiencing technical difficulties and are unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.— Honda Automobile Customer Service (@HondaCustSvc) June 8, 2020