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Toyota to resume Japan production after cyberattack hits supplier


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Japan's Renesas chip plant catches fire. A Japanese-owned cargo ship blocks the Suez canal. A Japanese bulk carrier spills oil off Mauritius. A Japanese-operated ship carrying luxury cars catches fire. Now this.

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Are people interested to get autonomous vehicle from this manufacture?


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SIDEBAR: Japan places sanctions on Russia and Belarus and the next thing you know Toyota gets hit with a cyber attack.

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If it was a cyber attack, it was more likely a test run from one of two major foreign actors.

Stand by for more attacks on public utilities.

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Michael Machida: "SIDEBAR: Japan places sanctions on Russia and Belarus and the next thing you know Toyota gets hit with a cyber attack."

That's why a cyber attack is the convenient bogeyman, when it's far more likely someone clicked on the wrong porn link at work, or the system is just faulty. Look at all the other companies having "computer glitches" lately, or apps and pages made here that instantly crash and never work well. How many times has your information been let loose by Yahoo! JP, your carrier, hospitals, or whatever else because the system is so incredibly poor? They basically said, "We have no idea if it was a cyber attack, but it could have been." Also could have been an alien attack, or God having a bit of fun, for all the proof they have.

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The only thing keeping our economy alive is Toyota.

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That is really serious.

I never heard of a complete stop on a national scale before.

Japan has to ramp up fast its cyber safety competencies.

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Just what the world doesn't need

More combustion engines , pipelines , oil tankers or more wars.

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*suspect a cyberattack,*** **

the new excuse for incompetence !!!

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Damn hacker that's a lot of $$$ they lost in one day

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Hopefully those are older computer viruses only, because the newest viruses generation they won’t even find, because hidden persistently near the BIOS boot block, so deleting everything and newly installing won’t help, not even replacing with completely new hard disks. Then only a complete powering down or new computers can help, of which one takes too much time and the other is quite expensive in a company and affiliated businesses everywhere of this size.

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A computer system failure of any kind and Just in Time manufacturing really do not mix.

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Perhaps Japanese Universities and IT companies should stop taking in students/workers from a certain hostile communist country which just happens to be their neighbor?

Particularly the Computer Science students/workers.

Michael Machida

SIDEBAR: Japan places sanctions on Russia and Belarus and the next thing you know Toyota gets hit with a cyber attack.

The Russians and Belarusians are having problems of their own with the Anonymous group and Ukrainian IT warriors.

The Toyota hack is probably from the communist cowards next door ( or have infiltrated Japan posing as "students" or IT workers).

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time to make better online security system?

That makes sense as does calling out states that sponsor cyber-terrorists, As well as calling out any of their citizens aiding and abetting their terrorist state in any form of cyberwarfare, including trolling social media.

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I know some guys that worked out at Hino; W-Tachikawa.

I had an interview but didn't get hired cuz of Visa status. Oh well.

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...and they're back!

some apologising, some bowing

and the next cyberattack in 3, 2, 1 ...

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Back in business in a day. Good job, Toyota!

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