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Toyota resumes operations at almost all domestic plants after ‘malfunction’

Tokyo, Aug 30 (EFE).- Japanese automaker Toyota Motor on Wednesday resumed operations at 12 of its 14 domestic plants after suspending them due to a system malfunction.

The Aichi-based company has been able to resume production at 12 of its plants, while the remaining two could resume operations later in the day, a company spokesperson told media.

Operations at 28 production lines in all 14 domestic plants of the carmaker were suspended on Monday evening due to a “malfunction in the production order system” that occurred in the morning of the same day, Toyota said in a statement late Tuesday.

“It is our understanding that the malfunction of the system was not caused by a cyberattack. However, we will continue to investigate the cause,” it added.

The company had also halted production at all its domestic factories in March following a cyberattack on one of its suppliers.

The suspension in operations at the time led to a decline in production by 13,000 units, around 5 percent of the company’s monthly volume.

The cyberattack occurred shortly after several countries warned of the possibility that Russia was carrying out such attacks on countries that supported sanctions against it for its invasion of Ukraine. EFE


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