Honda hit by cyber attack

A general view of a sign outside the Honda plant in Swindon, which the company has confirmed will close in 2021 with the loss
A general view of a sign outside the Honda plant in Swindon, which the company has confirmed will close in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs.

Japanese carmaker Honda has said it is dealing with a cyber attack.

The incident is affecting the firm’s operations around the world, including production.

Honda said in a statement: “Honda can confirm that a cyber attack has taken place on the Honda network.

“We can also confirm that there is no information breach at this point in time.

“Work is being undertaken to minimise the impact and to restore full functionality of production, sales and development activities.

“At this point, we see minimal business impact.”

Production at Honda’s UK factory in Swindon has been suspended during the coronavirus lockdown but is due to resume this week.

The plant will permanently close in July next year with the loss of 3,500 jobs.

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