CDK Global begins to restore systems after cyber hack – ET Auto

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CDK Global begins to restore systems after cyber hack – ET Auto


The company, which provides software to car dealerships, briefly shut down all its systems on Wednesday, saying it was investigating a cyber incident.

Retail technology and software provider CDK Global has begun working to restore systems used by about 15,000 auto retailers to conduct day-to-day business, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday.

The company expected the process to take “several days and not weeks,” the report added, citing an automated message sent to customers on Sunday.

CDK did not immediately respond to request for comment outside regular business hours.

Last week, a dealer who received a letter from CDK said the company informed him it could take several more days to get the systems up and running.

The company, which provides software to car dealerships, briefly shut down all its systems on Wednesday, saying it was investigating a cyber incident.

U.S. auto retailers Sonic Automotive and Penske Automotive flagged a hit to their operations on Friday, as CDK experienced a third consecutive day of outage.

Bloomberg had previously reported that a group of hackers claiming responsibility for a cyberattack on CDK’s software systems has demanded millions of dollars in ransom to put an end to the hack.

  • Published On Jun 24, 2024 at 03:02 PM IST

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