Garmin seems to be having some issues (recovering from ransomware)

 

Tried to go into Garmin Express a moment ago and it says there is a problem connecting to their servers. So I googled to see if there is any news about it. Apparently they were hit with a ransomware attack today. Anyone else see anything about it? Looks like they have been hit hard.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-services-and-production...

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Garmin Nüvi 660 & 3490LMT with ecoRoute HD, Nüvi 855 gone to GPS heaven

Well, ...

... there goes today's map update razz

Stay clear

Probably best to avoid any updates of any of their stuff, until this is resolved and they give the all clear.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Ransomware attack- may be down until Sunday

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Nüvi 2595LMT

Sent Out A Message

Garmin servers are whacked, they sent out a message.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Checking GE for updates didn't work

reester wrote:

Tried to go into Garmin Express a moment ago and it says there is a problem connecting to their servers. So I googled to see if there is any news about it. Apparently they were hit with a ransomware attack today. Anyone else see anything about it? Looks like they have been hit hard.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-services-and-production...

I had checked GE for possible updates about 7 this AM (Eastern) and it wasn't responsive. Not even the typical "You are up to date."

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John from PA

Morning Update

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

$10 million ransom

Supposedly Garmin being asked to cough up $10 million ransom. See https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/07/25/will-ga...

I’m inclined to stay away from any Garmin site until such time as I see via other sites or online content that Garmin has corrected their issues.

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John from PA

thank goodness for our garmins

Thank goodness that our Garmins are standalone devices that do not depend on the Garmin server to navigate. If it were Google and we were running Google Maps or Waze, we might be dead in the water.

dobs108 shock

The ramifications are scary

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John from PA

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dobs108 wrote:

Thank goodness that our Garmins are standalone devices that do not depend on the Garmin server to navigate. If it were Google and we were running Google Maps or Waze, we might be dead in the water.

dobs108 shock

That could be a good 'new' selling point for Garmin to beef up it's stand alone GPS sales, taking back some folks from the Google & Waze craze, because lately they seem to be drifting away from 'our' market.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Some “Connect” services have been restored

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John from PA

Details

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2017 VW CC w Discover Media, nüvi 3597LTMHD x 2, 1450, 205w retired, iQue first and possibly the best

Garmin

I read hackers are asking for 10 million..

Could be a tax deduction for Garmin

drdave00 wrote:

I read hackers are asking for 10 million..

See https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2020/07/27/garmin-ha...

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John from PA

BBC Garmin News Item