Toyota rear-ended by twin cyber attacks that left ransomware-shaped dents

Simon Sharwood reports:

Toyota has admitted to a pair of cyber-attacks.

The first hit the European operations of its subsidiary Daihatsu Diesel Company, a Toyota-owned company entity that designs engines. In a statement [PDF] dated May 16th, Daihatsu said it “experienced a problem in accessing its file server in the internal system on 14 May 2021.”

“After a brief investigation, a cyber-attack by an unauthorised access from a third party was confirmed as a cause of this issue,” the statement adds.

Numerous Japanese outlets, meanwhile, are reporting that Toyota subsidiary Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi has revealed a ransomware attack.

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