Mar 7, 2016

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 ...

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says site's security fixed

Dec 23, 2015

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says site's security fixed

The company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users. Sanrio Co.’s digital arm said Tuesday that it “corrected” a security vulnerability ...

Oct 16, 2015

Pension payment errors made after data leak

The Japan Pension Service mistakenly underpaid and overpaid about 400 pensioners as a result of measures taken after a cyberattack that resulted in a massive leak of personal data, it was learned. According to the agency, the 400 belonged to the 960,000 pensioners whose ...

Culture change needed at pension body after massive data hack

Aug 21, 2015

Culture change needed at pension body after massive data hack

The report on the data leaks at the Japan Pension Service (JPS), released Thursday by its internal body, has revealed that a culture where no one takes responsibility existed in the Social Insurance Agency, the JPS’s predecessor, and continued at the refurbished entity. Prime ...

Jun 17, 2015

Fukushima radioactive waste storage operator's intranet infected by virus

The internal computer network of the state-run Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corp., which manages temporary storage sites for decontaminated waste from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, has been infected by a computer virus, the Environment Ministry said Wednesday. The operator also known as JESCO, ...