Renault shut down several French factories after cyberattack

As the massive WannaCry ransomware attack spread to over 100 countries this weekend, French automaker Renault halted production in several of its factories on Saturday, according to a spokesperson

Speaking to Automotive News, the spokesperson confirmed that the company shut down production in its Sandouville factory, saying that “proactive measures have been put in place, including the temporarily suspension of industrial activity at some sites," but declined to provide a full list of affected sites. Renault’s partner company Nissan was also affected: a UK spokesperson confirmed that files at its Sunderland factory were impacted on Friday night, but wouldn’t confirm reports that production was halted. A Renault spokesperson toldReuters that the company expects that “nearly all plants” will reopen on Monday. [Read more here...]


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