Garmin, a navigation company whose services are used by many pilots, was hit by, what Forbes reports, is a ransomware attack this past Thursday. Pilots have been unable to use Garmin’s web-based planning tools, including flyGarmin and FltPlan.com. In addition, database update downloads cannot be made. The company’s fitness tracking website and call centers are also affected.
Garmin’s website is running a message advising that they are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin.com and Garmin Connect and that they are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
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Garmin confirms it was victim of ‘cyber attack,’ but says no indication customers’ data was compromised
The company says all services are expected to be restored over the coming days.
July 27, 2020
Garmin, the GPS and wearable fitness gadgets giant, revealed Monday that it was the victim of a cyber attack last week but assured customers that there is no indication their data was compromised.
The company said Monday the cyber attack “encrypted some of our systems” last Thursday.
“As a result, many of our online services were interrupted including website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications,” the company said in a statement Monday. “We immediately began to assess the nature of the attack and started remediation.”
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