Renault and Nissan alliance comes out to be the first among automotive industry that has been affected by the Ransomware infection. Their production facility in Sunderland has been influenced with the outbreak. They are reporting that these attacks are coming through the same source as UK's National Health Services.
Renault is the first French brand to fall victim to this attack. The hackers working on this program demand $300 for decryption of files and thus, it got the name Ransomware. Current stats are hinting at 75,000 affected computers over 99 countries. A diagnosis plan is underway to put thing back on work in Renault's plant.
The cars built in this specific plant are Qashqai and Infiniti Q30. The common thing between the victims include their status as state owned corporations. Renault is partly owned by French Government while other victims include Russian railways and NHS. The hackers behind the same are still not known to anyone.