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 ...

Aug 21, 2015

Japan government adopts draft cybersecurity strategy

In the wake of massive personal data leaks from the Japan Pension Service, the government Thursday adopted a revised draft of a new cybersecurity strategy that calls for monitoring government-affiliated institutions against cyberattacks. The revised version, adopted at a meeting of the Cybersecurity Strategy ...

Jun 10, 2015

Protecting pension data

The Japan Pension Service must offer a clear explanation on how it failed to prevent the hacking of its computer system, which resulted in a massive leak of personal data.

Jun 4, 2015

Pension hack data was transmitted for days

The Japan Pension Service, which is reeling from the theft of a massive amount of personal data, has discovered two of its personal computers continued to transmit data outside the organization for three days after it contacted police about a possible security breach, sources ...

Mar 28, 2013

New panel for pension ID task

Health and welfare minister Norihisa Tamura will establish a new panel to continue identifying records for millions of public pension account holders.