Garmin confirms cyber attack as fitness tracking systems come back online

Garmin’s smartwatches are syncing again. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Garmin on Monday confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack on July 23rd that led to a significant outage for the company’s popular fitness tracking services. After downtime that lasted several days, Garmin Connect cloud syncing capabilities and other features began returning on Monday.

“We have no indication that any customer data, including payment information from Garmin Pay, was accessed, lost or stolen,” Garmin said in a press release. “Additionally, the functionality of Garmin products was not affected, other than the ability to access online services. Affected systems are being restored and we expect to return to normal operation over the next few days.”

Garmin’s statement doesn’t say one way or the other whether the…

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Author: Thomas Ricker