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Anime giant Toei suffered a cyber attack causing delays in airing new episodes of popular anime series

Exploit: Ransomware

Toei Animation: Animation Studio

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Major Japanese animation studio Toei announced that there will be delays in the release of several popular anime series, including the long-awaited episode 1000 of ONE PIECE, because of a cyberattack. The anime studio said that they detected unauthorized access to their systems on March 6th, 2022, forcing a system-wide shutdown that impacted their production schedule. In a statement, Toei revealed that new releases for series including Dragon Quest Dai no Daibouken, Delicious Party Precure, Digimon Ghost Game and ONE PIECE will be delayed until further notice.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

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