Garmin is starting to slowly restore its sports services after a recent major disruption caused by a ransomware attack from Russian hackers Evil Corp.
Garmin Connect, which powers mobile apps and syncs user data, has been down since Wednesday, July 22nd.
Some services have restored their work completely, others only partially. Synchronization has also started, which is confirmed by numerous messages from users on social media. The return of services to work is also confirmed by the official Garmin Connect page, which displays individual services' status.
So, at the time of writing this article, Garmin Golf, Garmin Dive, and LiveTrack have been fully restored, while Garmin Connect, vivofit Jr., ConnectIQ are still working with restrictions.
The developer of the popular sports app Strava has announced Garmin Connect service's resumption, warning that downloading data from users' devices could take a week or more.
Garmin Connect crashed on July 22nd, after which branded services and apps around the world were completely shut down and unavailable until Monday morning, July 27th. This failure has been attributed to an attack by the WastedLocker ransomware virus. Garmin has not officially commented on the reasons for the failure.