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Honda likely singled out in cyberattack that halted factories

Hacking sounds alarm on targeted ransomware

Honda's assembly plant in Turkey was among those affected by the cyberattack. (Photo by Akihiro Sano)

TOKYO -- Honda Motor was likely specifically targeted by the malware that brought several plants to a halt this month as sophisticated cyberattacks further highlight the need for organizations to protect themselves.

The company's network came under a file-encrypting ransomware attack June 8, disrupting production at nine factories in the U.S. and elsewhere. Essential systems, as well as internal email, were rendered unusable.

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