Japans Honda group, the automaker, told AFP on Wednesday that its factories in India and Brazil have been suspended due to a new cyberattack that affected its global production network.
Japanese media reported that 11 of the group’s factories were affected by this attack, which occurred early this week, including five sites in the United States.
But a Honda spokeswoman told AFP that all the group’s factories in the United States as well as in Turkey have been able to resume their work. She explained that the financial impact of this halt will likely be limited.
Like other companies producing cars, Honda has been hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic, which has forced it to stop a large part of its production in the world in recent months.
The group faced a drop of more than 25 percent in its net profit for the fiscal year 2019-2020, which ended on March 31, while its global sales fell by 6 percent.
Honda has not yet provided its estimates for the fiscal year 2020-2021, due to its inability to assess the situation with the spread of the epidemic. It merely admitted that the situation was “too dire” for its operations.