Wannacry Affects Operations at Several Renault Plants

February 27, 2024

INCIDENT

Global cyberattack caused widespread disruption including stoppages at several of Renault-Nissan sites. Renault and its Japanese partner are the only major car manufacturers so far to have reported production problems resulting from Friday's WannaCry ransomware worm attack that spread to more than 150 countries.

The cyber attack halted or reduced the output of at least five Renault sites over the weekend. Besides Douai, they included a van plant in Sandouville, France; a small-car plant in Slovenia; the no-frills Dacia plant in Pitesti, Romania; and a factory shared with Nissan in Chennai, India.

Incident Date

May 12, 2017

Estimated Cost

Shutdown plants in Douai, Sandouville, Slovenia, Pitesti, and Chennai for 1 day

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified