Toyota Germany Confirms Personal Information Stolen in Ransomware Attack

Toyota Germany Confirms Personal Information Stolen in Ransomware Attack

December 12, 2023 at 06:00AM

Toyota Germany informed customers of a ransomware attack compromising personal information. The incident affected Toyota Financial Services Europe & Africa and Medusa ransomware gang claimed responsibility. Stolen data includes corporate documents, passport copies, and personal information. Toyota is gradually restoring systems and potential initial access was through the CitrixBleed vulnerability. The company is also addressing other data breach incidents.

From the meeting notes, the key takeaways are the following:

– Toyota Germany has informed customers about a ransomware attack that compromised personal information.
– The attack impacted the systems of Toyota Financial Services Europe & Africa, and the attackers gained access to internal systems at various locations.
– The Medusa ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the incident and published stolen information, including corporate documents, passport copies, and personal information spreadsheets.
– Toyota Germany posted an updated notice on its website, informing visitors that the attackers had gained access to the systems of Toyota Kreditbank GmbH, and personal information was compromised, including names, addresses, IBANs, and other information.
– Notification letters are being mailed to impacted customers, providing details about the compromised personal information.
– Toyota has been gradually restarting Toyota Kreditbank’s systems, but no specific details were shared on the restoration efforts or the extent of the attack.
– There is a possibility that the recent Citrix NetScaler vulnerability called CitrixBleed might have been exploited for initial access to Toyota Financial Services’ systems.
– Previous data breaches involving vehicle and customer information were also referenced, indicating a history of cybersecurity challenges for Toyota.

These notes highlight the severity of the ransomware attack on Toyota’s systems and the significant impact on customer personal information, as well as potential vulnerabilities that may have been exploited. This situation underscores the importance of prompt and thorough actions to address cybersecurity threats and protect customer data.

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