Garmin Hacked in Massive Ransomware Attack: Service Returns to Normal. Garmin, the GPS and wearable device company, says a widespread blackout has left its fitness devices, website and call centers offline for more than 24 hours in what may be a … The hack has crippled company I.T., with sources claiming that Garmin has shut down all databases and employee computers to prevent further spread of the ransomware. July 28, 2020 | By Adam Ruggiero. Wearable device maker Garmin today had to shut down some of its connected services and call centers following what the company calls a worldwide outage. The hack… Company stresses that users' data appears to be … The leader of the cybercrime gang linked to Garmin’s massive service outage is a big-spending playboy hacker with an affinity for sports cars and alleged ties to the Russian government. There's a high probability that Garmin user data might be safe, after all. Garmin has not disclosed details on who or what was responsible for the high-profile hack. A gang of Russian hackers may be behind the cyberattack that disabled Garmin’s fitness-tracking services for several days, reports say.. (Updated 7/27) Garmin has confirmed the incident: Garmin Ltd. today announced it was the victim of a cyber attack that encrypted some of our systems on July 23, 2020. Fitness tech company Garmin confirmed Monday that the outage users experienced earlier in July was a cyber attack but said there is no evidence that any user data was stolen. An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the incident. Hacker gang behind Garmin attack doesn't have a history of stealing user data. Garmin hack: Connect service went down in cyber attack, company confirms as outage continues. Experts have suggested that the outage appeared to coincide … Based on Garmin's description of the attack, which encrypted some of its systems, it sounds like the company was hit by ransomware. Share now: While Garmin assures … Garmin Confirms Cyber Attack, But Says No User Data Was Stolen.