IIoT / Industrial Safety

Nissan's Sunderland UK plant hit by cyber-attack

By BBC.com news report

May 15, 2017

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Car firm Nissan's Sunderland plant has been hit by the worldwide ransomware attack with production affected, but bosses said there had been "no major impact" on the business.

"Like many organisations our plant was subject to a ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday evening," a spokeswoman confirmed.

The government's emergency committee, COBRA, is due to meet to discuss the global cyber attack which also disabled NHS computers in England and Scotland.

The situation at the Wearside plant is "continuing to be monitored", but in line with normal weekend procedures no car production was taking place, the spokeswoman added.

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