WannaCry Ransomware Cripples Honda's Plant In Japan

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WannaCry Ransomware Cripples Honda's Plant In Japan

The infamous WannaCry ransomware has crippled Honda's production facility in Sayama for a day, after the company discovered the ransomware in their computer network.

Located in northwest of Tokyo, Honda's Sayama production facility assembles the Accord, Odyssey, Jade, Freed and StepWgn models.

According to a Honda spokesperson, the WannaCry ransomware had affected the company's production facilities globally, including Japan, Europe, North America, China and other regions. This is despite Honda's efforts to secure its network back in May.

Other auto makers affected by the WannaCry ransomware include Renault and Nissan at their production facilities in Japan, Britain, France, Romania and India.

The WannaCry ransomware encrypts the victim's computer and asks for a $300 ransom to be paid in bitcoins. The amount then doubles up if the user fails to pay after three days. 

As of June 2017, the spread of the WannaCry ransomware has slowed down, though the ransomware has managed to cripple more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries globally.

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