LONDON May 13 Production at Nissan's
manufacturing plant in Sunderland, northeast England, has been
affected by a cyber attack that has hit nearly 100 countries, a
spokesman for the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday.
“Like many organisations, our UK plant was subject to a
ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday
evening. Our teams are working to resolve the issue," said the
He declined to confirm media reports that production at the
plant, which employs 7,000, had been halted.
On Friday, cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening
malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to
contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other
The attack disrupted Britain's health system and companies
including carmaker Renault and global shipper FedEx.
(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Mark Potter)