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Toyota has admitted to a pair of cyber-attacks. The first hit the European operations of its subsidiary Daihatsu Diesel Company, a Toyota-owned company entity that designs engines. In a statement [PDF] dated May 16th, Daihatsu said it “experienced a problem in accessing its file server in the internal system on 14 May 2021 …

  1. cb7

    It's about time crypto-currencies were made illegal across the whole planet. If they become worthless, the motivation to hack companies for untraceable ill gains will diminish.

    There's literally no other way out of this nightmare. It feels like there have been more hacks over the last year than there have been in the preceding 10 years. And it's only getting worse.

  2. StrangerHereMyself Bronze badge

    What a feeling

    I'm surprised you guys at The Register remember this slogan as it was from the 1980's.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: What a feeling

      I have a Polaroid picture of me doing the "Oh what a feeling!" jump in front of my brand new 1993 Toyota pickup.

      She's still running fine and will probably outlive me.

      Best damn purchase I've ever made in my life. Oh what a feeling indeed!

      1. HildyJ Silver badge
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        Re: What a feeling

        I still fondly remember the original Top Gear's attempt to break a Toyota pickup. They couldn't get it to stop running and driving despite all the damage they caused.

  3. A random security guy Bronze badge

    Site does not use HTTPS

    That says it all. A simple MITM with an infected PDF ... And many other attacks.

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