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Insurer Alico Japan released Friday the results of its internal probe on a recent mass-scale data leak from customers’ credit cards, concluding that the data on more than 18,000 customers may have been stolen by employees of a computer-related service provider with access to Alico offices.

The Alico Japan case is one of the largest credit-card data leaks in the country involving fraudulent use of stolen data. Suspected unauthorized credit-card uses were mostly linked to online purchases of consumer electronic products.

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