Advertisement

Last week, Honda temporarily shut down a factory near Tokyo after identifying a computer virus that swept across the world last month.

The Japanese automaker announced a day-long halt in production at its Sayama plant after the discovery of the WannaCry ransomware in its network, Reuters reported.

The delay reportedly affected the factory's 1,000-vehicle daily output of Accord sedans, Odyssey minivans and Step Wagon compact vehicles.

Honda Motor Co. factory that produces Giorno scooters in Otsu, Japan. (Image credit: Kyodo/AP)

The WannaCry attack affected hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries in mid-May, disrupting health care facilities, retailers and factories — including French automaker Renault.

Honda attempted to secure its networks at the time, but reportedly found over the weekend that the virus affected its operations at facilities around the world.

No other Honda plants saw production delays as a result of the breach, and production resumed at the Sayama plant on Tuesday.

Advertisement
Advertisement