May 2, 2015

Major Japanese firms fall victim to data leaks: survey

According to a newly released survey, some of the nation’s major firms have reported being victims of data leaks over the past five years either because of cyberattacks or as former employees and others willfully took company data out with them.

Feb 3, 2015

Benesse to install staff body scanner in bid to prevent leaks

Benesse Holdings Inc. will introduce airport-grade body scanner at its headquarters as part of efforts to prevent further data leaks, according to the scanner’s supplier. Japan Aerospace Corp. said Monday that the scanner will be installed at the end of March at Benesse Infoshell ...

Oct 29, 2014

Benesse to restart operations in November after leak scandal

Benesse Holdings Inc. will resume operations in November as it tries to recover from a massive leak of customer information, the head of the correspondence education service provider said. The company will try hard to win back customer trust, Benesse Chairman and Chief Executive ...

Oct 14, 2014

Benesse leak prompts reforms in data reselling industry

The massive leak of personal data from education services provider Benesse Corp. has prompted data aggregators to tighten the way they work and has spurred the government to consider ways to prevent such breaches in the future. A systems engineer currently on trial is ...

Sep 27, 2014

Benesse data safety measures insufficient: METI

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry says Benesse Corp. has not worked out adequate measures to ensure the safety of customer data from leakage or theft. METI on Friday rejected Benesse’s report on steps to prevent massive customer data leaks, such as the ...

Sep 10, 2014

Benesse to revamp data security after massive data leak

The Benesse group on Wednesday outlined its new data security setup, which the company says will bolster customer information protection after it was embroiled in Japan’s biggest-ever data theft. Benesse Holdings Inc. and its group company Benesse Corp. said they will send a ¥500 ...

Aug 15, 2014

METI to scold companies over keeping data secure

The government plans to urge companies to ensure personal information is being strictly managed in light of the customer data theft at correspondence education provider Benesse Corp., officials said Friday. The incident is prompting Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to call on firms ...