Garmin systems return to normal, as questions arise whether the $10 million ransom was paid

Garmin Edge 1030 and accessories
Garmin Edge 1030 and accessories (Image credit: Josh Ross)

After last week's reports that Garmin was subject of a ransomware attack by WastedLocker, Garmin has issued a statement confirming its systems were subject to a 'cyber attack', but announces that it expects "to return to normal operation over the next few days." 

The malware affected more than just cycling services such as Strava uploads, with Garmin's automotive and aviation departments also seeing outages, but the Garmin System Status page confirms that its services are beginning to return to full capacity, showing a mix of 'online' or 'limited' across its various services. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.