Honda said it was facing a cyber attack that affected its operations around the world.
“Honda can confirm that a cyber attack has taken place on the Honda network,” the Japanese automaker said in a statement.
He added that the problem affected his ability to access his computer servers, use email and use his internal systems.
“There is also an impact on production systems outside of Japan,” he added.
“Work is underway to minimize the impact and restore full functionality to production, sales and development activities. ”
The company – which makes motorcycles, cars, generators and lawn mowers, among other products – said that one of its internal servers had been attacked from the outside.
He added that “the virus has spread” through his network, but did not provide further details.
Honda is currently running a factory in Swindon, where it manufactures its Civic cars, which is expected to close in 2021.
The company has confirmed that work at the British plant has been halted in conjunction with the suspension of other operations in North America, Turkey, Italy and Japan.
However, he added that he hoped that some of the affected sites would return online this afternoon or later this week.
Some cybersecurity experts have said that it looked like a ransomware attack, which means that hackers could have encrypted data or locked Honda on some of its computer systems.
The company insisted that no data was breached and added that “at this point we are seeing minimal business impact.”
Honda employs nearly 220,000 people worldwide, in more than 400 group affiliates.