Toyota begins production again after Japanese production of the virus

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota plans to launch production in all 14 factories by Wednesday after a day of idle attacks on domestic suppliers.

The supplier, Kojima Industrial Corporation, announced on Tuesday that it has detected a virus on its computer server. He said the details were under investigation.

Toyota Motor Corporation spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto said the two companies have devised alternative ways to continue the manufacturing process, although the server problem remains unresolved.

Kojima supplies Toyota with a wide range of components: air conditioning, steering wheel components and other interior and exterior components for vehicles. The manufacturer’s physical mechanics are not affected by the virus, according to the company, as many parts suppliers are located in the city of Toyota in central Japan.

The problem is Ransamware, according to Japan’s Nikeki Business Daily.

Kojima said Saturday that the “scary message” had been confirmed with a virus in a computer file. If it is Ransamware, it will not speak. Aichi Prefectural Police are also investigating.

The server problem was partially resolved on Sunday but the company decided it would need an extra day to run the entire computer system, Kojima said.

Toyota on Monday decided to close all 28 lines at Toyota Japan factories on Tuesday.

Toyota Group Hino Motors’s two factories in Japan were also damaged.

Daihatsu Motor Corporation, a Toyota partner of small cars, has stopped production at the factory for the same reason. Production will continue on Wednesday, the statement said.

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