Nissan’s Sunderland plant has been hit by the worldwide ransomware attack with production affected, but a spokesperson confirmed :
“There has been no major impact on the business. Like many organisations our plant was subject to a ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday evening”.
The UK Government’s emergency committee – COBRA – is due to meet to discuss the global cyber attack which also disabled NHS computers in England & Scotland.
The situation at the Wearside plant is continuing to be monitored, but in line with normal weekend procedures no car production was taking place at the time of the attack.
Cyber-security firm Avast said it had seen 75,000 cases of the ransomware – known as WannaCry – & its variants of that name around the world.
The attack that also hit about 40 NHS organisations was unprecedented in scale, Europe’s police agency says.