Garmin Servers experienced cyber attack few months ago and users of Garmin Smart Watches around the world experienced difficulties and issues in syncing their devices. The services by Garmin were down for around 5 days. The gradual recovery started eventually as Garmin had to spend as many as $10 million to have their system up and running through the involvement of third-party organizations.
On July the 23rd of this year, Garmin stated a message that they were going through an issue of “Server Outage”. This exact same message reappeared on Garmin Connect application last month as well on 15th Of October. Garmin System Status Page also showed many services from various platforms marked in red just like they were back in July of this year while Garmin was experiencing the cyber attack.
As per down detector, the issue started to appear on the afternoon of 15th of October. A similar kind of issue was also experienced by users by the conclusion of August as well but that issue was not only limited to Garmin as other services also suffered from it as well.
Mr. John Graham-Cumming, the CTO of Cloudflare, spoke on behalf of Cloudflare stating that the outage was experienced by multiple providers.
“Today we saw a widespread Internet outage online that impacted many multiple providers. This was not a Cloudflare-specific outage. Level 3/CenturyLink was responsible for an outage that affected many Internet services, including Cloudflare. Cloudflare’s automated systems detected the problem and routed around them, but the extent of the problem required manual intervention as well.” He stated.
Deleting Garmin Connect application under such circumstances does not solve anything. The recommended standard procedure is to just wait for the things to get back to normal.