Cyberattack forces Toyota to shut down manufacturing

by | Mar 2, 2022 - 10:20AM | Cars

A fleet of Toyota vehicles

Toyota has been forced to shut down manufacturing after a cyberattack targeted 14 factories.

The attack hit Kojima Industries Corp, Hino Motors and other sites where third party suppliers operate.

Just a day before the attack, Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida made an announcement regarding conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

He confirmed Japan would join the U.S, the EU and other nations in imposing sanction on Russia in response to the conflict, including blocking Russian banks from using the SWIFT system, the world’s major international payment circuit.

The timing of the cyberattack prompted a government investigation to determine the cause.

“It is difficult to say whether this has anything to do with Russia before making thorough checks,” Kishida said.

The attack affected nearly every model in the line-up, including the Crown, Yaris, Mirai, Corolla, RAV4, CH-R, Land Cruiser, and the Prius.

This attack will reportedly lead to production delays for more than 13,000 vehicles across the line-up.

The issue is also likely to get worse before it gets better, because both Russia (sales and manufacturing) and Ukraine (raw and rare materials) are crucial for automakers, including Toyota.

FOLLOW US ON
FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS

Check this out

Top 10 craziest concept cars that never passed the design phase

Top 10 craziest concept cars that never passed the design phase

Every now and then, car designers throw sanity out the window and come up with some seriously insane concepts. While these cars typically never make it to production – or even get a physical mock-up model – it's still interesting to see where the future of car design...

This $3 million supercar collection was destroyed by Miami floods

This $3 million supercar collection was destroyed by Miami floods

It's hurricane season in Florida, and the floods have destroyed a once glorious multi-million dollar supercar collection in Miami. Footage shared on Instagram by Florida Corvette Owners shows the extent of the damage one supercar collector faced. It's safe to say it's...

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!