A data breach has been reported by Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The extent of the intrusion in its system is still being evaluated, according to the leading automotive player. The development has come to light after the company was alerted by one of its service providers of a potential data breach that might have compromised some of its customers personal data, the company stated in a release.
It has already notified the CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. “Considering this incident, TKM will work with its service provider to further enhance the existing extensive guidelines being followed and is fully committed to avoid any kind of inconvenience to our esteemed customers,” the company stated.
This incident of data breach comes against the backdrop of a data leak in October when Toyota Motor Corp said around 296,000 pieces of information related to customers from its T-Connect service might have been compromised.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor reported a 3.8 per cent decline in its dispatches to dealers at 10,421 units in December 2022. For the calendar year 2022, total wholesales were at 1,60,357 units as against 1,30,768 units in 2021, a growth of 23 per cent.
The sales in 2022 were also the company’s highest wholesales in the last 10 years, the company said, adding the previous record was in 2012 with a total of 1,72,241 units.
Atul Sood, Associate Vice President, Sales and Strategic Marketing at Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said that 2022 had been “tremendous” for the company in terms of new product launches such as the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and the Innova Hycross, as well as sales performance.
Meanwhile, Tata Motors announced that it recorded overall sales at 72,997 units in December 2022, compared to 66,307 units during the same period last year.
Maruti Suzuki also revealed that its total domestic wholesales were 1,13,535 units in December 2022, down 9.91 percent compared to 1,26,031 units in the same month in 2021. According to the company, “The shortage of electronic components had some impact on the production of vehicles, mainly in domestic models. The company took all possible measures to minimise the effect.”
With inputs from IANS
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