Pilots, Athletes and other Garmin users stranded… Updates weren’t allowed

Garmin has officially confirmed that they were victims of a ransomware attack as they slowly bring their Garmin Connect, Strava, and navigation services back online.
Last week, Garmin suffered a worldwide outage that affected their Garmin Connect, Strava, inReach, and flyGarmin navigation and fitness services. This outrage has been witnessed across the globe including Malta.

Garmin announced it was the victim of a cyber attack that encrypted some of their systems on July 23, 2020. As a result, many of the Garmin online services were interrupted including website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications. Garmin immediately began to assess the nature of the attack and started remediation. A communication issued by Garmin stated that there was no indication that any customer data, including payment information from Garmin Pay™, was accessed, lost or stolen.

 

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