Ransomware supply chain threats: What made a global automotive company shut their plants this past spring?

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Kojima Industries, a Tier1 supplier of plastic parts, was hit by a ransomware attack that forced Toyota to temporarily shut down manufacturing across Japan. The incident resulted in a loss of 13,000 vehicles due to the crippled production of critical parts at Kojima's plants. Ransomware attacks have been increasing dramatically worldwide, with over 623 million reported in 2021. Toyota's experience highlights the potential vulnerabilities that supply chains can introduce into an organization's security posture. To mitigate these risks, implementing a zero trust security approach and using authorization platforms like Veza can help organizations enforce least privilege principles and maintain robust ransomware protection.


Date published
Oct. 7, 2022

Teju Shyamsundar

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