Garmin confirmed that the company was the victim of a cyber attack on July 23 in which some of Garmin’s systems were encrypted by outsiders, resulting in a significant failure of the company’s popular fitness tracking services. The German news site Spiegel Online reported indications that the company was attacked with a software called WastedLocker, which is used by an infamous hacker group called Evil Corp. Garmin had not commented on this. The downtime of Garmin’s system lasted several days, resulting in countless complaints throughout social media. Gamin said it immediately began to assess the nature of the attack and started remediation. “We have no indication that any customer data, including payment information from Garmin Pay, was accessed, lost or stolen,” the company said in a press release, also saying that the functionality of Garmin products was not affected, other than the ability to access online services. Garmin said it expects operations to run normal “in a few days.” As the backlog of information is being processed, some delays should be expected. Garmin also said that the inReach SOS emergency call and intelligence service remained fully functional and was not affected by the outage. The Garmin aviation systems (Garmin Pilot Apps, flyGarmin, Connext Services, FltPlan.com) also remained fully functional during the attack.