Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants due to cyberattack

Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants due to cyberattack
# 28 February 2022 14:47 (UTC +04:00)

Toyota Motor will shut down all of its plants in Japan on Tuesday as a major supplier was hit by a suspected cyberattack, Nikkei has learned. The decision came after the supplier was hit by the attack, bringing a parts supply management system to a halt, APA reports citing Reuters.

The automaker is still examining whether it will be able to return to normal operations after Wednesday. The shutdown of all domestic plants on Tuesday will affect production of around 10,000 vehicles, or about 5% of Toyota's monthly output in Japan.

A big Toyota supplier, Kojima Industries, which manufactures plastic parts, appears to have been hit by the cyberattack. 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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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED