Toyota warns customers of data breach exposing personal, financial info

Toyota warns customers of data breach exposing personal, financial info

December 11, 2023 at 12:55PM

Toyota Financial Services suffered a data breach exposing sensitive personal and financial data. The breach, attributed to Medusa ransomware, impacted systems in Europe and Africa. Stolen data, including customer names, addresses, and financial details, have been shared on the dark web. Toyota is conducting an investigation and promises to notify impacted customers promptly.

Key takeaways from the meeting notes:

1. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) experienced a data breach, leading to the exposure of sensitive personal and financial data.
2. The breach affected systems in Europe and Africa, impacting customer services.
3. The cybercriminals demanded a ransom of $8,000,000 to delete the stolen data and threatened to leak the information if not paid within 10 days.
4. Customer data compromised includes full names, residence addresses, contract information, lease-purchase details, and International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs).
5. The stolen data is available for download via Medusa’s extortion portal on the dark web.
6. The breach raises concerns about potential phishing, social engineering, scams, financial fraud, and identity theft attempts using the compromised data.
7. A promise to update affected customers promptly as the internal investigation into further data exposure continues.
8. Efforts are being made to gather additional information from Toyota regarding the exact number of exposed customers.

These takeaways highlight the severity of the data breach and the potential risks to customers, while also emphasizing the ongoing investigation and communication efforts with affected individuals.

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