Ransomware Attack at Nissan North America

June 10, 2024


Franklin, Tennessee-based Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) is just now notifying workers and customers of a ransomware attack against the company this past November which it discovered at the end of February.
The targeted attack on an external VPN shut down some systems and resulted in affecting 53,038 people. It occurred November 7, 2023 and the company discovered it Feb. 28, 2024.
The company said in a report released Wednesday (May 15), “on November 7, 2023, NNA learned it was the victim of a targeted attack against its external VPN when a criminal threat actor deliberately shut down certain NNA systems and demanded a ransom.
“Immediately upon discovering the criminal attack, NNA (working very closely with external cybersecurity professionals experienced in handling these types of complex security incidents) investigated, contained, and successfully terminated the threat."

Incident Date

November 7, 2023

Estimated Cost

Unknown at this time

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified