A cyberattack on Chinese automotive supplier Yanfeng International Automotive Technology Co. Ltd. is affecting Stellantis production, potentially including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram models. The Cyber Express reported that Yanfeng’s website became inoperable following the attack, leaving many to wonder if the attack on the just-in-time parts manufacturer will have far-reaching financial repercussions.
According to Automotive Logistics, Stellantis has yet to reveal which plants were affected or any additional details. Yanfeng provides the automaker with a variety of parts, including seats and other interior components, when needed. In addition, Carscoops is reporting that Yanfeng also supplies parts to General Motors, but the automaker has not commented on whether the cyberattack will affect their production.
In a statement to The Detroit News, spokesperson Anne Marie Fortunate said, "Due to an issue with an external supplier, production at some of Stellantis’ North America assembly plants has been disrupted. We are monitoring the situation and working with the supplier to mitigate any further impact to our operations."