Garmin shuts down services after suspected ransomware attack

Garmin has been hit by a ransomware attack that encrypted the smartwatch maker’s internal servers, forcing it to shut down its call centers, website, and the Garmin Connect service, which users rely on to sync their activity via the mobile app.

In messages shared on Twitter, the company apologised to users and gave details on the extent of the forced shutdown.

Officially, Garmin has not referred to the outage as the result of a ransomware attack, but company employees have since taken to Twitter and described it as such.

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