LOS ANGELES — Honda Motor Co. is dealing with a world laptop community disruption that’s forcing it to chop some manufacturing in North America.
The disruption may very well be a part of a deliberate assault, the automaker’s U.S. gross sales firm, American Honda Motor Co., stated Monday.
Honda didn’t provide particulars on what manufacturing crops have lower output or what different operations may be affected. The corporate is investigating the reason for the pc disruption and has not dominated out a cyberattack.
“On Sunday, June 7, Honda skilled a disruption in its laptop community that has triggered a lack of connectivity, thus impacting our enterprise operations. Our data know-how workforce is working shortly to evaluate the state of affairs,” American Honda stated in a press release.
British information outlet Sky News has reported that the pc issues are also affecting Honda’s networks in Japan and Europe.
It was unclear Monday whether or not Honda was the sufferer of ransomware, through which hackers break into an organization’s IT system and maintain the corporate hostage till a ransom is paid to permit for operations to renew.
In 2017, Honda was hit by the worldwide WannaCry ransomware assault that affected manufacturing at a Japanese meeting plant, in line with Reuters. That assault additionally affected Renault and Nissan operations in Japan, Europe and India, Reuters stated.