IoT provider Sierra Wireless was the target of a ransomware attack on its internal IT systems. ("Sierra Wireless Developer Day 2014" by Sierra Wireless Developer Program (T Cantegrel) is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Leading internet of things solutions provider Sierra Wireless reported Tuesday that it was the target of a ransomware attack on its internal IT systems.

An announcement the company issued said the incident took place March 20, and as a result of the attack, Sierra Wireless halted production at its manufacturing sites.

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