Honda Discloses Cyber Attack On Its Network – Ransomware Attack Suspected

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Joining the list of ransomware attack victims, now comes Honda. While Honda has merely disclosed a cyber attack on its network, researchers suspect about ransomware involvement.

Honda Suffered Cyber Attack

Reportedly, the car manufacturing giant Honda has suffered a cyber attack. Following the attack, the Japanese tech giant’s network lost functionality.

Though, Honda’s Customer Service hasn’t mentioned anything else in its tweet besides technical difficulties.

However, according to a BBC report, the company confirmed in a statement that it is facing trouble accessing servers and emails. The attack did not remain confined to Japan, rather it also impacted the network outside Japan. As quoted by BBC,

Honda can confirm that a cyber-attack has taken place on the Honda network.
There is also an impact on production systems outside of Japan.

While the giant firm is busy addressing the matter, it has presently refrained from revealing further details.

In fact, even in response to their customers, they aren’t explicitly elaborating on the underlying issues publicly.

Ransomware Involvement Suspected

Though Honda tight-lipped, security researchers suspect that the attack is actually a ransomware attack. One such researcher with alias Milkream on twitter has even shared the Virus Total samples to back the claim.

Moreover, Bleeping Computer has also delved into the details of the malware, only to find the suspicion possibly true. Though, the SNAKE ransomware threat actors haven’t explicitly confirmed the attack yet. According to their response to Bleeping Computer,

At this time, we will not share details about the attack in order to allow the target some deniability. This will change as time passes.

Besides, it also remains unclear whether the attackers (whether the SNAKE gang or some other) have also stolen any data files from Honda’s network.

Yet, Honda has assured of ‘minimal business impact’ in its statement.

Work is being undertaken to minimise the impact and to restore full functionality of production, sales, and development activities. At this point, we see minimal business impact.

Let’s see how things unveil in the days to come.

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Abeerah Hashim

Abeerah has been a passionate blogger for several years with a particular interest towards science and technology. She is crazy to know everything about the latest tech developments. Knowing and writing about cybersecurity, hacking, and spying has always enchanted her. When she is not writing, what else can be a better pastime than web surfing and staying updated about the tech world! Reach out to me at: [email protected]

Abeerah Hashim

Abeerah has been a passionate blogger for several years with a particular interest towards science and technology. She is crazy to know everything about the latest tech developments. Knowing and writing about cybersecurity, hacking, and spying has always enchanted her. When she is not writing, what else can be a better pastime than web surfing and staying updated about the tech world! Reach out to me at: [email protected]

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