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Renault says production halted at French sites after cyberattack

2017-05-13 12:27

CYBER THREAT: This file photo taken in 2014 shows employees work on the new production plant of the French Renault car maker. The production sites were shut down May 13 2017 in France due to the wave of global cyber attacks. Image: AFP / Charly Triballeau

Paris - French carmaker Renault said Saturday that the huge global cyberattack had forced it to stop production at sites in France, shortly after it announced that output had been halted for the same reason at a site in Slovenia.

A spokeswoman for the company did not say how many sites were affected by the shutdown, which "was one of the measures taken to stop the virus from spreading."

According to a union source, the Renault factory at Sandouville in Normandy was one of the main sites affected.

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