Garmin is experiencing a widespread outage affecting its website, apps, Connect data-syncing platform and other services, the company has announced on Twitter. According to ZDNet, though, Garmin had to shut down everything for a few days to deal with the aftermath of a ransomware attack that left its internal network encrypted. ZDNet says flyGarmin, the web service supporting Garmin’s aviation navigational equipment, was also shut down.
We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin Connect, and as a result, the Garmin Connect website and mobile app are down at this time. (1/2)
— Garmin (@Garmin) July 23, 2020
Garmin—smartwatch, and GPS wearable maker—is currently experiencing global outages after getting hit with a suspected #ransomware attack that forced the company to shut down its connected services and call centers for millions of users.
— The Hacker News (@TheHackersNews) July 24, 2020