Production and sales of Honda cars, motorcycles and other products has been suspended at sites around the world while the Japanese automaker attempts to recover its systems following a suspected ransomware attack that compromised access to its IT systems. Honda also confirm that there is no information breach at this point in time.
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The firm has been targeted with the relatively new Snake or Ekans, strain, after a sample of the ransomware came to light that contains references to an IP address linked to a Honda domain, and checks for an internal Honda network before encrypting files.
The firm has confirmed that work at the UK plant has been halted alongside a suspension of other operations in NorthAmerica, Turkey, Italy and Japan.
Snake/Ekans is a particularly dangerous variety of ransomware that specifically targets industrial control systems (ICS).