Sep 25, 2014

Hackers steal data on JAL frequent fliers, airline says

Hackers may have stolen details of between 110,000 and 750,000 members of Japan Airlines’ frequent flier club, the airline said, blaming a virus attack on computer terminals within its network. The data includes the names, addresses, genders and places of work of members of ...

Aug 27, 2014

'Personal info deletion' scams surge after Benesse leaks

A growing number of people are falling prey to a phone scam in which perpetrators pose as public officials and demand money in return for deleting what they claim is leaked personal information, the National Consumer Affairs Center has warned. The center wants consumers ...

Aug 2, 2014

Students dropping Benesse after data theft

Education company Benesse Holdings Inc. is losing subscribers to its “shinkenzemi” correspondence courses after confidence in its ability to protect their privacy was shaken by the massive data theft at Benesse Corp. last month. The service, which operates by exchanging coursework through postal mail, ...

Jul 18, 2014

ECC linked to Benesse data theft

Major language school ECC likely bought some of the customer information stolen from rival Benessee and used it to send high school students cram school brochures.

Benesse leak suspect held; firm plans compensation

Jul 17, 2014

Benesse leak suspect held; firm plans compensation

A Tokyo systems engineer was arrested Thursday on suspicion of illegal copying for allegedly stealing data on millions of customers from the computer servers of education service provider Benesse Corp. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Masaomi Matsuzaki, 39, on suspicion of downloading and copying ...

Nov 8, 2013

Stalking victim info leak laid to tax man

A former tax division chief in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, may have been the person who leaked personal information on a local housewife that enabled a stalker to track her to her home and murder her last November, police sources said Friday. A key focus ...

Jul 6, 2013

Customer data exposed in huge breach of Nintendo member website

Nintendo Co. has warned the personal information of its customers in Japan may have been exposed following a massive unauthorized breach of its member website. The data include the names, home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Club Nintendo members, the game console ...