Just when we thought the very scary ransomware, WannaCry was done, on Monday it crept into the computer network of Honda Motor’s Plant in Japan. This caused the car plant to shut down, though production resumed on Tuesday.
About a month ago, the ransomware made headlines for locking down computers around the world. Over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries, were attacked including the British healthcare system and FedEx.
Honda’s Sayama plant, located outside of Tokyo, manufactures the Accord, Odyssey and Step Wagon models and produces around 1,000 vehicles each day. Production at other plants wasn’t affected. Honda wasn’t the only automaker to fall prey to the ransomware. The Renault-Nissan Alliance suffered as well, briefly shutting down plants in both Europe and Asia in May.
Although the attack of wannacry has slowed since last month, security experts have warned that new versions of the worm may strike.