Toyota Australia victim of cyber attack

Toyota Australia staff have been told to switch off their computers after the country’s No. 1 car brand was hit by a cyber attack.

Employees have lost access to email and other cloud-based information following what the company describes as “an attempted cyber attack”.

Staff were told to switch off computers yesterday morning and informed the company would be offline until lunchtime tomorrow.

The attack on Toyota follows confirmation from Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia’s major political parties had recently been hit, as had the Parliament House computer network. A Melbourne hospital has also been the victim of a cyber attack this week.

A statement released by Toyota says the company believes “no private employee or customer data has been accessed”.

“The threat is being managed by our IT department … working closely with international cyber security experts to get systems up and running again,” it says.

“At this stage we have no further details about the origin of the attack. ..Read More..

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