Toyota Motor said it would shut down its domestic plant on Tuesday, losing production of about 13,000 units after a supplier of plastic and electronic components was suspected of a cyberattack.
Reuters reported that no immediate information was available on the potential attack or the person behind the motivation. After the attack invaded Ukraine, the attack took place shortly after Japan joined the Western allies and conquered Russia, but it was not clear if the attack was entirely related.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reportedly said his government would investigate the case and investigate whether Russia was involved.
“It’s hard to say if this has anything to do with Russia before doing a thorough check,” he told Reuters.
A spokesman for supplier Kojima Industries told the news agency that he seemed to have been the victim of some sort of cyberattack.
A Toyota spokesman described it as a “supplier system failure” to Reuters.
The company did not yet know if the shutdown of 14 factories in Japan, which accounts for about one-third of the world’s production, would last for more than a day.
Some factories operated by Hino Motors and Daihatsu affiliates were included in the suspension.
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