A THREAT TO CUSTOMER SECURITY
For the second-time in just 5 weeks, Toyota announced another data breach incident. This time the attack sparked many questions in the minds of people about security and preventive measures.
The company fears the leak of a database of around 3.1 million car owners. The hackers supposedly had access to the data of Toyota as well as Lexus customers. Unlike the second security breach which occurred in Japan, the main office of the company, the first one was acknowledged at their Australian subsidiary.
Hackers had breached into the IT system and were able to take out information even about the subsidiaries - Toyota Tokyo Sales Holdings, Toyota Tokyo Motor, Toyota Tokyo Corolla, Nets Toyota Tokyo, Lexus Koishikawa Sales, and Toyota West Tokyo Corolla.