Reports: Cyberattack shuts down car dealership systems in Arizona, across the U.S.

PHOENIX (AZFamily) — An apparent cyberattack is impacting car dealerships around the United States, including several dealers across Arizona, according to multiple reports.

CNN reported Tuesday morning that data provider CDK Global, which is used by 15,000 auto dealers, was the target of a “cyber incident.”

However, other outlets, including CBS News and Automotive News, detailed that the incident appeared to involve a hack into the company’s software, which impacted dealers in eight states, including Arizona.

The news of the cyberattack comes just days after the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on a cyberattack affecting Findlay Auto Group, which also has dealerships in Arizona.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our customers, we have shut down most of our systems and are working diligently to get everything up and running as quickly as possible,” a CDK spokesperson told media outlets.

As of Tuesday afternoon, some systems went back online, but several social media reports indicate that many dealers are unable to process sales deals or other transactions.

Tech blog Bleeping Computer reported that the cyberattack prompted CDK to “shut down its IT systems, phones, and applications to prevent the attack’s spread,”

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