Garmin is starting to quietly restore its sports services after a recent major disruption caused by a ransomware attack from Russian hackers Evil Corp – Garmin Connect’s proprietary system that provides mobile applications and user data synchronization has not worked since last Wednesday, July 22.
Some services have restored their work completely, others only partially; Synchronization has also started, which is confirmed by numerous messages from users in social networks. The return of services to work is confirmed by the official Garmin Connect page, which displays the status of individual services. So, at the time of this writing, the work of Garmin Golf, Garmin Dive and LiveTrack has been fully restored, while Garmin Connect, vivofit Jr., ConnectIQ are still working with restrictions.
The developer of the popular sports app Strava announced the resumption of Garmin Connect service, warning that downloading data from users’ devices could take a week or more.
Garmin Connect crashed on July 22nd, after which branded services and apps around the world were completely shut down and unavailable until Monday morning, July 27th. The media associate this failure with an attack by the WastedLocker ransomware virus, which is backed by a team of Russian hackers Evil Corp. Garmin has not officially commented on the reasons for the failure.
Source: The Verge