May 8, 2024 1 min read

Renault, a global automobile manufacturer based in France, experienced a significant cyber-attack that resulted in a temporary halt of production at several of its manufacturing plants. The attack, part of a larger global ransomware incident targeting various organizations, led to the shutdown of operations to prevent further damage. The malicious software encrypted files on Renault's computer systems, demanding ransom for their release. This disruption affected Renault's manufacturing capabilities, though the company acted swiftly to contain the breach and mitigate its impact. By Monday following the attack, Renault announced that 90% of its factories were operational again, with its plant in Douai, northern France, scheduled to resume normal activities on Tuesday. Despite the severity of the attack, Renault assured that any lost production would be recovered, ensuring that customer deliveries would not be delayed. This incident underscores the vulnerabilities that even major corporations face in the digital age and highlights the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to protect against such threats.


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"linkid": "renault",
"type": "Ransomware",
"date": "05/2017",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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