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Garmin suffers wide ranging outage in ‘ransomware attack’

by LLB Tech Reporter
24th Jul 20 12:22 pm

Watchmaker Garmin is suffering their second day of a outages in what has been suspected to be a “ransomware attack,” affecting their website and call centres.

The attack has also affected the GPS smartwatch manufacturer in receiving calls, emails and online chats. The Garmin Connect app, that users of Garmin’s wearable devices rely on for synchronisation along with monitoring their fitness activities.

The company’s aviation and navigational support services, FlyGarmin and Garmin Pilot specialist apps, have also been affected.

ZDNet has reported that several employees claim is a ransomware attack, which is known as WastedLocker, and it is not clear at this stage if customer data has been compromised.

Garmin tweeted, “We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin Connect, and as a result, the Garmin Connect website and mobile app are down at this time.

“This outage also affects our call centres and we are currently unable to receive any calls, emails or online chats.

“We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and apologise for this inconvenience.”

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