Toyota reports a data breach

Toyota reports a data breach

A widespread cyberattack on Toyota has revealed several customers’ private information. Toyota confirmed the situation in a statement made public, admitting that some of its customers’ private information may have been made available online. The extent of the penetration is still unknown, though.

The announcement also disclosed that some T-Connect subscribers’ email addresses and customer management numbers had been compromised. The precise number of customers impacted by this data leak has not been disclosed by Toyota. However, the business has stated that it will cooperate with its service provider to improve the current rules even further. The incident was reported to the Indian Computer Energy Response Team (CERT-In).

Toyota released an official statement regarding the incident

“Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has been notified by one of its service providers of an incident that might have exposed personal information of some of TKM’s customers on the internet. The extent of intrusion is being confirmed. The competent authority CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has been notified. Considering this incident, TKM will work with its service provider to further enhance the existing extensive guidelines being followed and is fully committed to avoid any kind of inconvenience to our esteemed customers. We sincerely apologise for any concern this may have caused to our customers.”

No other information regarding the number of clients affected or the type of data compromised has been given as of yet.

Toyota stated in October that from July 2017, it is possible that the private data of up to 300,000 consumers has been compromised. The email addresses and customer management numbers of some T-Connect subscribers, according to the Japanese automaker, have been compromised.


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