A cyberattack brought against Honda this week resulted in the company’s global operations being brought to a standstill.
The company stated to the BBC that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. At that time, Honda was working to minimize the impact of the cyberattack and also working to restore full functionality of production, sales, and development activities.
Honda also sent out a tweet on June 8, 2020 where they stated that its customer service and financial services were experiencing technical difficulties and those services were unavailable.
There are limited details about the attack, but based on what evidence is available, it appears that Snake ransomware is the most likely culprit.
Snake is a file-encrypting malware that scrambles files and documents, then holds them hostage for a ransom payable in cryptocurrency.
At this time, there is no information on how much Honda may have been ransomed for, or if they paid a ransom in order to have their files released.
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