Data Breach In Toy­ota Leaves Mil­lions Af­fected

Toy­ota Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion is the lat­est name to be dragged in this mess of hack­ers and se­cu­rity breaches.

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The in­ter­net which brings the world to your doorstep also poses po­ten­tial threats to per­sonal in­for­ma­tion and sensitive data. In the past few years keep­ing the ex­pan­sion of busi­ness in mind com­pa­nies ag­gres­sively used eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble ap­pli­ca­tions for their mar­ket­ing strate­gies. This move has given birth to more pay­ment frauds, se­cu­rity breaches, and data stealth. The Ja­panese multi­na­tional au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­turer, Toy­ota Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion is the lat­est name to be dragged in this mess of hack­ers and se­cu­rity breaches.

The com­pany in a brief nar­ra­tion ad­mit­ted that in a brazen at­tack on March 21, 2019 hack­ers had gained “unau­tho­rized ac­cess to the net­work” which gave them cus­tomer data be­long­ing to eight dif­fer­ent sales sub­sidiaries of the com­pany across the coun­try. How­ever, Toy­ota said that early in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on way as to the ex­tent of data which the hack­ers might have gained and whether they have got ac­cess to any­thing in the first place.

MOVES TO AS­SURE ITS CUS­TOMERS

The com­pany will not take any chances and have its brand name tar­nished by sit­ting on this news and thereby had gone ahead and re­vealed things to its cus­tomers. How­ever, in a move to re­as­sure them Toy­ota has cat­e­gor­i­cally ruled out that any in­for­ma­tion on credit cards has been ac­cessed by the at­tack­ers. The com­pany also mentioned that it will ap­ply high-se­cu­rity mea­sures on its deal­ers to take care of any data breach. The cus­tomers have been asked to get in touch with their re­spec­tive deal­ers to find out if any of their data has been ac­cessed.

Need­less to say, what­ever be the se­cu­rity mea­sures, cus­tomers were ap­pre­hen­sive with this de­vel­op­ment.

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