A THREAT TO CUS­TOMER SE­CU­RITY

Distinguished Magazine - - CYBERCRIME -

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.

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