Toyota supplier hacking shuts down production

A supplier for Toyotas electronic and plastic parts for car interiors and also parts for Toyota’s hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles was hacked. This resulted in 14 factories being shut down.

According to Reuters “Kojima Industries Corp, which provides plastic parts and electronic components to the automaker, said it had discovered an error at one of its file servers on Saturday night. After rebooting the server, it confirmed it had been infected with a virus, and found a threatening message, it said in a separate statement”.

No information was available about who was behind the attack, or the motive.

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