Garmin ransomed for US$10m

Since last Thursday, Garmin users have been unable to connect to their device’s servers. It seems like the the GPS and wearable device maker has a US$10 million problem on its hands.

A WastedLocker ransomware has attacked Garmin and is demanding a US$10 million payout to free the data.

The outage is affecting not just and Garmin Connect but also Garmin’s call centres, rendering it unable to receive emails, calls or online chats.