Update: Dacia Mioveni resumes operations on Monday after cyber attack


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The operations of Dacia plant in Mioveni have been resumed normally on Monday morning after the effects of the cyber attack at the end of last week have been isolated.

“On Monday, May 15, at 7.00h, the activity of the Dacia Mioveni plant has been resumed as a result of the mobilization and reactivity of our teams. All the systems of the Renault Group are functioning normally and are secured,” a communiqué sent by the Communication Directorate with the Renault Romania Group reads.

According to the same source, the temporary cessation of operations was necessary to protect the company from the effects of the cyber attack.

“After the Ransomeware computer virus hit the Groupe Renault on Friday, May 12, the situation is now under control. A series of proactive measures have been taken immediately, such as the temporary suspension of industrial activity to stop the spread of the virus and to protect the Group. This cyber attack has taken place in different countries, in different sectors of activity and companies,” the release reads.

French carmaker Renault said on Friday it expects its plants in Romania (Dacia Mioveni), France (Sandouville) and Slovenia (Revoz – Novo Mesto) to be able to resume the normal production on Monday as the units were hit by a global cyber attack Friday evening, france24.com announced.

“Starting yesterday evening (ed. note Saturday, May 13) all our sites have been gradually returning to normal. Nearly all plants should be able to resume their activity tomorrow (ed. note May 15),” a spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, declining to provide a full list of affected sites, the quoted source added. Renault had stopped production at several sites to prevent the spread of a global cyber attack that hit its computer systems.

Another factory that was hit, at Douai, also in France, was not paralysed because operations were halted for the weekend, but teams were working to evaluate the extent of the breach, a plant official said.

The cyber-extortion attack known as WannaCry spread quickly around the world due to some unusual factors coming together.

Renault is the first French company to confirm it has been affected by Friday’s wave of cyberattacks, which apparently exploited a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.

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