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Toyota supplier ransomware attack halts Japan auto production

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 01 Mar 2022 08:00
  • 01 Mar 2022 08:00
A cyberattack on a Japanese plastic car-parts supplier prompted the suspension of Toyota’s entire Japan production line on Tuesday, underscoring the cybersecurity risk that one of the country’s top companies can face when it is vulnerable as its weakest link.

On Monday night, Toyota announced that it is halting production at all of its

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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