WEST POINT, Georgia (WRBL) – A cybersecurity incident is affecting workers as production is halted at KIA’s West Point, Georgia facility.
While KIA works to fix the problem, we are told that production is at a standstill, shifts and deliveries are on hold. Late Wednesday, a KIA spokesman confirmed some details related to the cybersecurity issue.
“Kia Georgia has been made aware of a cybersecurity issue by a supplier that has disrupted our regular production schedule. Kia Georgia is working closely with the supplier to minimize the impact and expects to return to normal operations immediately,” said Patrick Sands of KIA.
WRBL sources report that the automaker and other auto parts suppliers working with the same software system have been hacked by cyber pirates who are demanding a ransom for restoring data and services.
WRBL is working to confirm more information and will share it with you as soon as possible.