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Personal Information of Thousands of Toyota Owners Exposed in Hack

by | Oct 10, 2022 | News & Updates

Car manufacturer Toyota last week announced that personal information of about three hundred thousand of its customers has been leaked in a cyber-attack.

The company said customers using T-Connect, a telematics service that connects vehicles through an online network, may been exposed to a data leak.

The company further said the affected customers are those who registered for the T-Connect service from July 2017 onwards.

There is, however, no evidence that the breach will affect Toyota drivers in Australia.

Earlier this year, Toyota Motor said it would put on hold Japanese factory operations after a supplier of electronic components was targeted by a suspected cyber-attack in March.

In 2019, the company was hit by another major cyber-attack Down Under.

Toyota Australia said the attempted attack had affected the company’s operations through the country, but claimed that no employee or customer data had been stolen.

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