Automotice: Toyota halts operations at all Japan plants due to cyberattack

Toyota Motor on Tuesday halted operations at all of its plants in Japan after its Kojima Industries supplier was hit by a cyberattack, disrupting the automaker’s kanban just-in-time production control parts supply management system.

The company suspended 28 lines at 14 plants. Subsidiaries Hino Motors and Daihatsu Motor will also halt operations at some plants in Japan on Tuesday.

The announcement that operations would be halted came on Monday, confirming an earlier Nikkei report.

Toyota later announced that operations across Japan will resume on Wednesday.

“We apologize to our relevant suppliers and customers for any inconvenience this may cause,” Toyota said.

On Monday, 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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