Garmin services down due to suspected ransomware attack

Garmin services down due to suspected ransomware attack

Garmin services down due to suspected ransomware attack

Garmin has been down for around 2 1/2 days so far following an outage to its website, apps, Garmin Connect and flyGarmin.
Garmin announced on Twitter two days ago. The issue has even spread as far as its call centers, emails and online messages. The reason behind the outage hasn’t yet been revealed but many are reporting that a Ransomware attack is to blame.

What’s somewhat more worrying about all of this for other businesses is that it’s been reported online that the Ransomware attack (suspected to be WastedLocker) has blocked their backups and thus prevented a speedy resolution.

Malwarebytes describes WastedLocker as a highly targeted form of Ramsomware from Russian hackers that assess your network and backups and then deploys to disable both. What this shows us is that it’s now more important than ever to have robust backups and a disaster recovery plan for your business.

It’s no longer enough to simply have firewall, anti virus and a on-site backup, modern businesses need a full disaster recovery plan. If you’d like to have a chat about the IT and security in your business give us a call, no obligation, we’d love to help.

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