Keidanren suspects computers being illegally accessed from overseas

Nov 10, 2016

Keidanren suspects computers being illegally accessed from overseas

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) said Thursday that some of the computers at its secretariat have likely been compromised by irregular access. The nation’s largest business lobby has set up a special team to investigate whether the computers were infected by viruses and whether ...

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

Sep 2, 2016

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

A majority of Japanese people are cautious about using credit cards, according to the results of the Cabinet Office’s first public opinion survey on the payment method released Thursday. In the survey, 57.9 percent of respondents were negative about actively using credit cards, while ...

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 ...