Garmin Connect down - Ransomware?

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sychen
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https://news.sky.com/story/garmin-obtai ... k-12036761

Some news sources claim they got the key.. "somehow".

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I bet they paid the ransom but too embarrased to confirm it.

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pdlpsher1 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:22 am
I bet they paid the ransom but too embarrased to confirm it.

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It's not being embarrased - admitting they paid would potentially open their executives up for criminal liability in the US.
This board would be a nicer place if everyone would take themselves less seriously.

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Skillgannon wrote:
pdlpsher1 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:22 am
I bet they paid the ransom but too embarrased to confirm it.

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It's not being embarrased - admitting they paid would potentially open their executives up for criminal liability in the US.
Exactly.. Can be prosecuted doing business with criminals... But if a subsidy somewhere else did the deal.. And passed along the key.. Altruistically of course.. Then all good in the hood.

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sychen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:11 am
Skillgannon wrote:
pdlpsher1 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:22 am
I bet they paid the ransom but too embarrased to confirm it.

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It's not being embarrased - admitting they paid would potentially open their executives up for criminal liability in the US.
Exactly.. Can be prosecuted doing business with criminals... But if a subsidy somewhere else did the deal.. And passed along the key.. Altruistically of course.. Then all good in the hood.

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Hmmmmm Sneaky...
That sky article has some interesting wording that would indicate you are correct.

"Sources with knowledge of the Garmin incident who spoke to Sky News on the condition of anonymity said that the company - an American multinational which is publicly listed on the NASDAQ - did not directly make a payment to the hackers."
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sychen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:11 am
Skillgannon wrote:
pdlpsher1 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:22 am
I bet they paid the ransom but too embarrased to confirm it.

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It's not being embarrased - admitting they paid would potentially open their executives up for criminal liability in the US.
Exactly.. Can be prosecuted doing business with criminals... But if a subsidy somewhere else did the deal.. And passed along the key.. Altruistically of course.. Then all good in the hood.

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Of course, proving that is another matter.
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after this the future garmin models will probably cost a little bit more :D

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I have tried al the usb ports on my desktop, laptop and desktop at my work. Always get the message "usb is not recognized".
Could the usb port of the garmin be damaged, also if the battery is loading?
this is the data cable I use https://www.back2buzz.be/nl/product/cab ... o-usb-red/

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For some reason I cannot connect my 520 to my mac either. Maybe because of Mac OS Catalina :noidea:

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by Richt1978

A few people have been having similar woes on a Mac. My 520 and 530 mount here in Mojave, but a I have seen recommendations to try using Android File Transfer for Catalina.

https://www.android.com/filetransfer/

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My 820 works fine on Catalina, possibly irrelevant though.

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Timmy269 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:31 am
I have tried al the usb ports on my desktop, laptop and desktop at my work. Always get the message "usb is not recognized".
Could the usb port of the garmin be damaged, also if the battery is loading?
this is the data cable I use https://www.back2buzz.be/nl/product/cab ... o-usb-red/
In that case you might just have a problem with your Garmin device. Best to contact Garmin.
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Timmy269 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:31 am
I have tried al the usb ports on my desktop, laptop and desktop at my work. Always get the message "usb is not recognized".
Could the usb port of the garmin be damaged, also if the battery is loading?
this is the data cable I use https://www.back2buzz.be/nl/product/cab ... o-usb-red/

do you have other data cables ?

my device is picky as hell too, but once I identified some working ones I labeled the hell out of them and keep them away in a safe place.
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Garmin connect app back online in UK as of Tuesday evening.

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Garmin app on my iPhone still shows message 'Sorry, we're down for maintenance. Check back shortly.' I'm based in PST USA. It's 12:30pm 7/29 now.

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