Honda production back up to speed at factories hit by cyberattack

A cyberattack on Honda at the start of the week forced the Japanese automobile manufacturer to close down some car plants in Ohio and Turkey, as well as some motorcycle factories in India and South America. The attack came in under a month after the reopening of the North American plants that had shifted to a work-from-home policy keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, a spokesman for the company announced today that the company has resumed production at the plants that were hit by the attack. Plants in Brazil and India were back up to speed on Wednesday. But some North American online financial services and call centers continued to experience disruption, the spokesman notified. But the vehicle output resumed by Thursday at its main plant in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Historically, Monday's cyberattack was the second on Honda’s global network, preceded by the WannaCry virus that forced the Japanese automobile giant to pause production for a day at a domestic plant three years back.

Thankfully, in this attack, personal information of customers was not compromised, the spokesperson clarified but did not make any comments on the losses incurred due to a decrease in production.

Source: Reuters

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