Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services on July 23 to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems.

The company is currently planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the attack’s aftermath, which includes shutting down its official website, the Garmin Connect user data-syncing service, Garmin’s aviation database services, and even some production lines in Asia.

Read more on ZDNet. While the wearables issue may be a nuisance for users, without the aviation database, some pilots will not be able to fly planes.  Although there are fewer flights due to COVID-19, this Garmin attack could have significant impact on aviation.

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