The work has stalled after a cyber attack at the Indian, Turkish and Brazilian plants of Japanese carmaker Honda. Several plants of the company have also been affected after the cyber. The cyberattack occurred in Honda’s internal server earlier this week after which viruses have been spread in the company’s system. The information was given by a spokesman of the company to AFP.
The car plant in Turkey and the motorcycle plant in India and Brazil have been victims of the attack. The spokesman said, the company is investigating the matter. According to the report, Honda’s 11 plants have been targeted by hackers, five of whom are in the US. Work has resumed at the US plant, but the other plant is still stalled, though the spokesman said the cyber attack has not had a significant impact on the company.
Many global vehicle manufacturing companies, including Honda, are already reeling under a slowdown in sales due to the epidemic. The cyberattack is no less than a double shock. Last month, Honda posted a 25.3 percent drop in net profit over the previous year, as sales declined six percent to JPY 14.9 trillion (approximately Rs 10.45 lakh crore) at the end of the financial year in March.
Let us say that there has been an increase in cybercrimes in lockdown. Both cyber police and cyber experts agree. The increased cybercrime in a lockdown can be gauged from the fact that according to the security firm Barracuda Network, 4, 67825 piping e-mails were sent between March 1 and March 23, 9,116 corona, while in February, 1,188 on corona and only 137 e-mails were sent in January. The personal information of the people is being stolen by sending e-mails related to coronavirus and malware is being installed in their systems.
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