Hornet News

Navionics

Hit by Garmin outage

Navionics' parent Company, Garmin, suffered a sustained cyber attack in July, which left users unable to upload or download any information. The Navionics Boating app, Chart Viewer and Chart Installer were all affected. Products could not be purchased directly via the Navionics website.

It is recommended that sailors keep up their traditional navigational skills as well as all online systems, including the newest updates and software patches.

Any online system is vulnerable to attack, including GPS receivers, satellites and ground stations, although threats to the GPS network are unlikely.