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Honda halts production at some factories after cyberattack


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

10th Jun, 2020. 11:12 am
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Honda

Automobile Company, Honda has halted some of its factories as the cyberattack disrupts its internal network globally.

Honda Motor Co. stopped production at factories in Ohio and Turkey, as well as at motorcycle plants in India and South America, and the company is working to fix systems.

Japanese operations weren’t affected and Honda’s other plants in the U.S. have resumed manufacturing.

The disruption comes as manufacturers have shut some offices and plants and let staff work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Carmakers have slowly started to ramp up production around the world after countries gradually began lifting imposed lockdown following prevention of the spread of the global pandemic.

Honda resumed operations in the U.S. May 11, and had planned to reopen its U.K. plant this week.

Production at the factory in Swindon, England, will restart Wednesday, two days later than planned, a source said.

Honda said there’s no indication of an information breach and the impact on business will be minimal. A spokesman for the company’s North American business said it isn’t aware of any loss of personal information and that output had resumed at most plants in the U.S.

The automaker is currently working toward the return to production of our auto and engine plants in Ohio, spokesman Chris Abbruzzese said in an email.

Honda’s two car assembly plants in Ohio have a combined annual capacity of 680,000 vehicles, more than half of its total automotive production in the U.S. Those factories make models such as the Accord sedan and CR-V crossover.

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