INCIDENT: Kia Motors Hit by Ransomware Attack

DoppelPaymer gang wants $20 million from Kia Motors America (KMA) for a decryptor or else it will leak data it stole from the California-based subsidiary of the South Korean-based auto giant.
Kia Motors America was hit by an attack nationwide on Saturday through its IT enterprise affecting their mobile UVO Link apps, phone services, payment systems, owner's portal, and internal sites used by dealerships, according to a report in Bleeping Computer.
Irvine, CA-based KMA has nearly 800 dealers in the USA with cars and SUVs manufactured out of West Point, Georgia. When visiting their sites, users are met with a message saying Kia is "experiencing an IT service outage that has impacted some internal networks."

Incident Date

February 13, 2021


United States

Estimated Cost

$20 million

Type of Malware:


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