Cyberattack on supplier forces Toyota to halt production in Japan for a day

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Mar 2022

As companies start gearing up to newer connected technologies, the relevance of cybersecurity could not have been more crucial. In a latest victim of cyberattack, Kojima Industries Corporation, a key supplier for Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan forced the OEM to suspend the operation of 28 lines at 14 plants in Japan on Tuesday, March 1st (both 1st and 2nd shifts).

According to a report by Reuters, the Japanese carmaker is estimated to loose output of 13,000 cars, after the supplier of plastic parts and electronic components was hit by a suspected cyberattack.

The Japanese OEM in an update today has “decided to resume all operations from the first shift tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2. We would like to apologise again to our customers, suppliers, and other related parties for any inconvenience caused by today's sudden shutdown. Working together with our suppliers, we will make every effort to deliver vehicles to our customers as soon as possible.