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: サイバー攻撃でトヨタ車体子会社も情報流出 #モーサテ pic.twitter.com/CWkSAZhJjT — 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.DataBreaches.netRead More