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On Friday, Japanese multinational conglomerate, Panasonic disclosed a data breach after unknown threat actors gained access to its internal network this month. “Panasonic Corporation has confirmed that its network was illegally accessed by a third party on November 11, 2021,” the company said in a press release. “As the result of an internal investigation, it was determined that some data on a file server had been accessed during the intrusion.”


Panasonic has reported the data breach to the relevant jurisdictions and has taken steps to limit access to its internal network from external servers. The Japanese electronics behemoth has further appointed the services of a third party to investigate the data breach—which Panasonic marked as a “leak” in the press release—and discover if any of the data obtained during the invasion involves customer personal data.


Panasonic is Working with a Third-Party Organization to Investigate the Data Breach


“In addition to conducting its own investigation, Panasonic is currently working with a specialist third-party organization to investigate the leak and determine if the breach involved customers’ personal information and/or sensitive information related to social infrastructure,” the corporation added.


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While the press release issued by Panasonic doesn’t include many details concerning the data breach timeline, Japanese outlets, including Mainichi and NHK, stated that the attackers had gained access to Panasonic’s internal network between June and November, according to the recent reports. 


Recently Other Japanese Companies Also Reported Similar Events


Moreover, the hackers gained access to consumer and employee sensitive data until Panasonic detected the malicious activity on November 11. The data breach attack on Panasonic’s internal network is part of a long series of other events involving Japanese companies in recent years. Kawasaki, NEC, Mitsubishi Electric, and defense contractors Kobe Steel and Pasco have also revealed security incidents and, in some cases, even data leaks.


Source: TechCrunch


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