KIA hack temporarily shuts down production

Published 7:21 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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KIA is currently working on a cybersecurity issue that has disrupted production.

On Wednesday afternoon, the LaGrange Daily News was sent a message via social media indicating that an unknown entity had hacked into computer systems at KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia, causing the plant to shut down during first shift and canceling the second shift.

Patrick Sands, Team Relations Head (Communications) at Kia Georgia, confirmed that Kia Georgia was alerted by a supplier of a cybersecurity issue that has resulted in a disruption of their regular production schedule.

“Kia Georgia is working closely with the supplier to minimize impact and anticipates a prompt return to normal operations,” Sands said in an email.

No further information on the incident has been provided at this time.