US News Nissan and Renault latest firms to be hit in cyber attack

16:05  13 may  2017
16:05  13 may  2017 Source:

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Nissan 's Sunderland car factory has been hit by a cyber - attack . Our teams are working to solve this issue." French carmaker Renault has also been affected. "This cyber attack is much larger than just the NHS," said Travis Farral, director of security strategy for cyber security firm Anomali Labs.

  Nissan and Renault latest firms to be hit in cyber attack © Provided by CityAM Nissan's plant in Sunderland has been affected, which has also hit the French car maker Renault.

Nissan has said it is "working to resolve the issue", though it is unclear whether the ransomware attack, a type of software which hijacks files until the company pays a ransom, has affected production at the Japanese car giant.

“Like many organisations, our UK plant was subject to a ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday evening," said the spokesman, who declined to confirm media reports that production had been halted.

Nissan's Sunderland plant, which employs around 7,000 people, became highly symbolic after the Brexit vote.

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  Ex-NHS hacker got through 'in less than an hour' A hacker who cracked into an NHS website three months ago has said it took him less than an hour to get through the out-of-date security. Speaking exclusively to Sky News on the condition of anonymity, the teenager described the defences protecting the confidential details of thousands of patients as "vulnerable to basic attacks that have been around for years".It comes as NHS security is being criticised for being susceptible to the widespread "ransomware" attack that is still causing problems in hospitals.

Latest News. BREAKING: Major car plant in UK grinds to HALT as it falls victim of cyber attack . Nissan 's factory in Sunderland has been affected by the malicious malware and has stopped production. French manufacturer Renaut has also been hit , with the firm stopping production in all its

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In October, Nissan said it would build new models at the plant.

French car maker Renault has also confirmed it was hit in the cyber assault that has infected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries.

Renault is the first major French company to report being affected by the malicious malware.

"Measures are being put in place to stop the spread of the virus; it's the first step," a spokeswoman for Renault said.

"We're seeking to have a global vision to see which sites have been affected," she added.

The hacking tool, a new variant of "WannaCry" ransomware, is believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency.

It locks users out of data on the affected computers, reportedly demanding payments of between $300 (£230) to $600 in order to access computer files again. It has been widely reported the hackers have demanded the ransom be paid in cryptocurrency bitcoin.

It encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view, before demanding money, via an on-screen message, to access them again.

There is no information on the attackers yet.

Around 40 NHS trusts and several GP practices in England and Scotland - but not Wales or Northern Ireland - have also been hit with the ransomware. Two major Indonesian hospitals, O2 owner Telefonica and postal company FedEx are among the groups, companies and individuals in 99 countries that have been infected with the malicious malware.

NHS braced for repeat of cyber attack chaos .
NHS organisations across the country are braced for a possible recurrence of Friday's cyber attack when staff return to work on Monday. Cyber security experts have warned that the ransomware virus, that affected one in five NHS Trusts last week, could be reactivated by computers and devices that have not yet been switched on.On Sunday evening seven acute hospital Trusts continued to experience major disruption and were diverting patients away from A&E for a third consecutive day.In total 47 organisations reported being affected by the cyber attack and the disruption will continue into the new working week.

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