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Toyota subsidiary announces ransomware attack

  • March 1, 2022
  • , NHK
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NHK reported that Aichi-based Kojima Industries, which supplies Toyota with plastic parts for automotive interiors, disclosed today that its computer system was compromised by a ransomware attack and that it received a blackmail demand from the apparent perpetrator. The company said the attack occurred on Saturday night and its computer servers and network were shut down the next day to prevent the virus from spreading outside, noting that an investigation is underway to identify the assailant and the extent of the damage.

 

According to the broadcaster, Toyota decided to resume its auto production operations across the country tomorrow since the exchange of business data with Kojima was restored using a makeshift network system. 

 

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