Toyota Halts Production due to Cyber Attack

Toyota, Japanese automobile giant halts production at all 28 lines of its 14 plants in Japan starting March 1, after a “system failure” at a supplier caused problems with its just-in-time production control system.

The supplier mentioned here is KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION hit by a cyber attack, supplies Toyota several components for both interior and exterior of the vehicle.

The automakers are still determining whether they will be able to return to normal operations after Wednesday. The shutdown will affect production of around 13,000 vehicles, or 4% to 5% of Toyota’s monthly output in Japan” reports https://asia.nikkei.com.

Also, “we apologize to our relevant suppliers and customers for any inconvenience this may cause,” Toyota said.

On Monday, an official close to Kojima Industries told Nikkei: “It is true that we have been hit by some kind of cyberattack. We are still confirming the damage and we are hurrying to respond, with the top priority of resuming Toyota’s production system as soon as possible.

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