Ezaki Glico reports possible customer data breach


Confectionery maker Ezaki Glico Co. said Monday that personal data on users of its online shopping site may have been compromised following unauthorized accesses.

Up to 83,194 sets of personal data may have been stolen, including 43,744 that contained credit card information, according to the firm.

Ezaki Glico is investigating the incident through a third party after receiving a report Jan. 29 from a credit card company of the possible data breach and stopped credit card transactions via the site that day.

The online shopping site, launched in 1996, has some 190,000 subscribers. Ezaki Glico said it will strengthen security and surveillance for the site and take steps to restore consumer trust in the group.