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Toyota Kirloskar Motor Investigates Potential Customer Data Exposure

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has issued a statement regarding a recent incident that may have resulted in the exposure of some customers' personal information.

The extent of this intrusion is currently under investigation.

TKM, headquartered in Bengaluru, stated that one of its service providers reported the incident, which might have led to the exposure of customer data on the internet.

The company is working diligently to ascertain the full scope of the breach.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has been alerted to the situation to ensure a coordinated response.

In light of this incident, TKM is collaborating closely with its service provider to reinforce existing security protocols and guidelines. The company is firmly committed to preventing any inconvenience to its valued customers and apologizes for any concerns this situation may have caused.

As of now, specific details regarding the number of affected customers or the nature of the exposed data have not been disclosed.

This occurrence follows an earlier incident in October, where Toyota reported that the personal information of nearly 300,000 customers may have been exposed since July 2017.

The breach involved the leakage of email addresses and customer management numbers of subscribers to T-Connect.

This data breach incident underscores the ongoing challenges of cybersecurity, affecting both private enterprises and government-run entities.

Just last December, it was reported that the personal data of nearly 30 million Indian Railways passengers had been exposed and surfaced on the dark web.

Stay informed as TKM's investigation unfolds, shedding light on the extent of this security incident and the measures being taken to safeguard customer data.


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