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Toyota Australia confirms 'attempted cyber attack'

February 21, 2019 / Chris Duckett

Toyota Australia has said it was hit with what it is calling an "attempted cyber attack". "At this stage, we believe no private employee or customer data has been accessed," the company said in a short statement on its site. "The threat is being managed by our IT department, who is working closely with international cyber security experts to get systems up and running again. "At this stage, we have no further details about the origin of the attack." Radio station 3AW reported that the attack began yesterday, and callers to the station said staffers were sent home early and the attack could hit the processing of incoming cars. Also in Melbourne, The Age reported the Melbourne Heart Group, housed within Cabrini Hospital, has been unable to access some patient data for weeks following a ransomware attack. It is reported that a payment was made, but not all files were decrypted. In a statement on its website, Cabrini said the Heart Group leases space at t...