Garmin has been hit by a ransomware assault that encrypted the smartwatch maker’s inside servers, forcing it to close down its name facilities, web site, and the Garmin Join service, which customers depend on to sync their exercise by way of the cell app.

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In messages shared on Twitter, the corporate apologized to customers and gave particulars on the extent of the compelled shutdown.

The assault additionally affected Garmin’s aviation database service, flyGarmin, which helps aviation navigational gear, and a few manufacturing strains in Asia, in accordance with

Formally, Garmin has not referred to the outage as the results of a ransomware assault, however firm staff have since taken to Twitter and described it as such.

Taiwanese tech information web site IThome printed an inside memo from Garmin’s IT division to its Taiwan-based factories saying two days of upkeep on Friday and Saturday, which sources informed the web site was all the way down to a “virus.”

(Through The Guardian.)