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Editorial: Defend Japanese manufacturers’ supply chains from cyber-attacks

This was a despicable cyber-attack exploiting the vulnerability of a supply chain. Major manufacturers should conduct a comprehensive review of their risks, including those of their business partners.   Toyota Motor Corp. suspended the operation of all 28 production lines at its 14 plants in Japan on March 1. This move was prompted by a cyber-attack on an auto parts….Read more

  • March 2, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:37 a.m.
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Japan GSDF hosts multinational cyberwar games

Tokyo, March 1 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force on Tuesday hosted a multinational drill for dealing with cyberattacks, which are becoming increasingly sophisticated.   It is the first cyberwar games hosted by the GSDF in which participants actually respond to attacks, and the first involving multiple nations. The GSDF sought to improve its capabilities to deal with cyberattacks through the….Read more

  • March 1, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 1:26 p.m.
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Toyota to restart suspended plants in Japan today

All national dailies reported on an announcement on Tuesday by Toyota Motor that it will restart all its plants in Japan on Wednesday following a one-day suspension after a domestic supplier suffered a computer system failure caused by a cyberattack. The decision comes as Toyota completely halted 28 production lines across its 14 domestic plants on Tuesday as a result….Read more

  • March 2, 2022
  • , All national papers
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Toyota subsidiary announces ransomware attack

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….Read more

  • March 1, 2022
  • , NHK
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Toyota halts operations at all Japan plants due to cyberattack

  NAGOYA — Toyota Motor announced Monday that it will halt operations at all of its plants in Japan on Tuesday, as a major supplier was hit by a suspected cyberattack, disrupting the automaker’s parts supply management system.   The company will suspend 28 lines at 14 plants. Toyota subsidiaries Hino Motors and Daihatsu Motor will also halt operations at some….Read more

  • March 1, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia
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Toyota to halt operations at all domestic plants due to cyberattack on major supplier

All national dailies, including Nikkei, reported that Toyota Motor announced on Monday that it will halt operations at all 14 of its plants in Japan on March 1 as one of its major suppliers was hit by a suspected cyberattack that disrupted the automaker’s parts supply management system. The papers said this will affect the production of around 13,000 vehicles,….Read more

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Finance minister announces asset freeze for three Russian banks

NHK reported that in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Finance Minister Suzuki announced at a regular press briefing this morning a plan to freeze the assets of the Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs and two other Russian banks as part of Japan’s additional sanctions on Moscow. Stating that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is an attempt to unilaterally….Read more

  • February 25, 2022
  • , NHK
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Kishida slams ‘invasion,’ vows to consider more tough sanctions

Prime Minister Fumiko Kishida condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 following a hastily convened National Security Council meeting after earlier vowing to consider imposing additional sanctions.    “This invasion by Russia has rocked the foundation of the international order that rejects changing the existing conditions unilaterally and by force,” Kishida told reporters.    The prime minister added….Read more

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METI, Financial Services Agency issue warnings against possible cyberattacks by Russia 

Nikkei wrote that the Financial Services Agency and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry issued on Wednesday separate warnings to financial institutions and companies in Japan calling on them to strengthen security against possible cyberattacks by Russia in retaliation for the economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.    

  • February 24, 2022
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

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Gov’t to survey regional banks’ cybersecurity risks

This year, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) will work with the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to conduct a survey of regional banks’ cybersecurity risks. The digitization of financial services is causing a series of cybercrimes such as illegal remittances, and the involvement of states, such as North Korea, is being exposed. Regional banks lag behind megabanks in IT-related investments. The….Read more

  • February 23, 2022
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