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Honda stops some production in possible cyberattack

LOS ANGELES — Honda Motor Co. is coping with a world-wide personal computer network disruption that is forcing it to cut some manufacturing in North The usa.

The disruption could be part of a deliberate attack, the automaker’s U.S. gross sales enterprise, American Honda Motor Co., said Monday.

Honda did not supply aspects on what manufacturing vegetation have cut output or what other operations could be affected. The enterprise is investigating the trigger of the personal computer disruption and has not dominated out a cyberattack.

“On Sunday, June seven, Honda professional a disruption in its personal computer network that has triggered a reduction of connectivity, hence impacting our small business operations. Our information and facts know-how staff is working promptly to evaluate the predicament,” American Honda said in a statement.

British information outlet Sky News has claimed that the personal computer problems also are impacting Honda’s networks in Japan and Europe.

It was unclear Monday regardless of whether Honda was the sufferer of ransomware, in which hackers break into a corporation’s IT system and hold the enterprise hostage right until a ransom is paid out to let for operations to resume.

In 2017, Honda was hit by the world-wide WannaCry ransomware attack that affected manufacturing at a Japanese assembly plant, according to Reuters. That attack also affected Renault and Nissan operations in Japan, Europe and India, Reuters said.