GarminPocalypse – Garmin Connect to STRAVA flatlines
Reports via Cycling Weekly show that, unsurprisingly, uploads to Garmin Connect mostly stopped on July 23rd. This is due to the likely ransomware attack that’s currently ongoing at Garmin (more details).
I have a few take-outs on the chart
- I’m very surprised at the level of overall uploads to STRAVA on 24 July. There will be manual uploads from Garmin users but only a relatively small number (?) so the chart represents the number of non-Garmin STRAVA users and it’s quite a lot higher than I would have guessed. Either that or a lot of you just HAVE to get your data onto STRAVA manually.
- STRAVA is going to have a fun time once all the Garmin data comes back on stream, I’m assuming that even the duplicates of the manual uploads will first need to be uploaded before being discarded #fun. The longer this all takes, the more data there will be to upload (obvs). Let’s hope our friends at STRAVA turn on the special go-faster server array to cope with the significant extra workload. If STRAVA crashed that wouldn’t be funny.