Toyota’s Indian unit warns of a possible customer data breach

The company said in a statement that it is currently investigating an incident involving its Information Technology systems, which may have resulted in the unauthorized access to certain personal information of customers. On Sunday, Toyota Motor’s Indian business disclosed a data breach incident which could have compromised the personal information of some of its customers.

Toyota India has made its Indian authorities aware of the cybersecurity breach that transpired at Toyota Kirloskar Motor, their joint venture with the influential Kirloskar Group.

“Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has been notified by one of its service providers of an incident that might have exposed the personal information of some of TKM’s customers on the internet.”

In a statement sent via email, TKM declined to disclose the scale of the data breach or how many customers had been impacted.

Last October, an unexpected security breach at Toyota Motor’s T-Connect service was found to have exposed a whopping 296,000 pieces of customer information.

The company said it is working to increase customer data security and establish stronger preventative measures against similar incidents in the future.

Toyota India has said it will inform the affected customers directly and provide them with appropriate assistance.

The incident comes at a time when data breaches have become increasingly common and companies are facing mounting pressure to shore up their security measures. Companies must now be vigilant in detecting cyber-attacks and protecting customer data to ensure that such incidents do not become a regular occurrence.

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