Garmin Servers Coming Back to Life After Malware Attack

published 27.07.2020 17:17

Image of article 'Garmin Servers Coming Back to Life After Malware Attack'

Update: In a Monday afternoon statement, the company confirmed that a cyberattack had impacted Garmin’s services, leading to an outage that impacted fitness devices, GPS gadgets, pilots, and the myriad other services the tech brand has touched in its long history.

Servers at fitness wearable maker Garmin are beginning to come back online after a ransomware attack reportedly forced the company to shut down operations last week.

Some users with performance wearables that use the Garmin Connect services and app are once again able to sync their data, but all operations aren’t fully up yet, according to a Garmin services status page.

“Garmin is currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin services including Garmin Connect,” the company noted on an outage FAQ posted to its site on Saturday.

Garmin has not yet confirmed its loss of service was connected to a malware attack on its FAQ page about the attack, but assured customers that “Garmin has no indication that this outage has affected your data, including activity, payment, or other personal reports that sources close to Garmin, as well as an employee at the company, shared screenshots confirming that the WastedLocker ransomware had infested Garmin servers.

by Zoe Christen from

Free awesomeness straight to your inbox!

Sign up now for this free newsletter to receive hand picked content, covering topics like Lifestyle, Business & Technology.

Free Newsletter Sign up now!

..or jump directly to the latest posts!