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.
Read more on The Register.
Seen on Twitter:
— 世界四季報 (@4ki4) May 19, 2021
The Daihatsu listing on the dark web LV Blog was removed shortly after @Chum1ng0 spotted the tweet above.