Over the weekend, Renault halted production at vehicle manufacturing sites in France and Romania to prevent the spread of the ransomware, but said 90% of factories were running normally on Monday morning. "While our teams are addressing some localised issues, it's business as usual today at Nissan".
Production at the Nissan-Renault plant has been halted following a cyber attack, called ransomware. 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. We are awaiting official statements from Nissan and Renault regarding the same.
Earlier Saturday, the spokeswoman had said the problems were mainly related to France, and had also affected the company's IT systems.
Some experts said the threat had receded for now, in part because a British-based researcher, who declined to give his name, registered a domain that he noticed the malware was trying to connect to, and so limited the worm's spread.
Renault didn't pay a ransom, the spokesman said.
The attack damaged some high-profile targets, including Britain's health service. The interior ministry said 1,000 of its computers were hit by a virus. The probe covers "Renault and other possible victims", the source said. "There is a diversity of operating systems in use" at group facilities, the spokesman said.
Production at Nissan's United Kingdom facility in Sunderland, plus a number of Renault facilities have been affected by the global cyber attack that has hit over 100 countries in recent days.