racerfink
racerfink UberDork
6/21/24 8:36 p.m.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdk-cyber-attack-outage-auto-dealerships-cbs-news-explains/

 

A friend of mine tells me they provide service to as many as 15,000 dealerships worldwide.

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture UltimaDork
6/21/24 8:54 p.m.

There's a thread in Off Topic about the poor souls on the forum here who have to deal with it...send them your thoughts and prayers

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/cdk-is-down-in-north-america/271337/page1/

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/22/24 10:17 a.m.

Guess someone was a bit irritated with there dealer service/sales experience?  

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones UltraDork
6/22/24 10:48 a.m.
dean1484 said:

Guess someone was a bit irritated with there dealer service/sales experience?  

It's software that dealers use and the company is valued at more than $6 Billion. They target it because they can afford to pay, the dealers are not the target at all. 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers HalfDork
6/22/24 2:10 p.m.

Local ford Dealer Parts System has been down since Wednesday.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
6/24/24 9:54 a.m.

A friend of mine works at a local Mercedes dealer and states it's losing that dealer anywhere from $20-100k a day in parts and/or service. 

So much for a company that toughts itself on cyber security. 

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