Changing ID numbers in wake of Japan Pension Service breach resulted in payment errors

The Japan Pension Service breach was a huge deal in Japan this summer, and it’s still having an impact as attempts to secure pensioners’ information by changing their ID numbers seems to have resulted in some people being overpaid while others were underpaid. 

Kyodo News reports:

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 ID numbers were changed after the attack, sources said Thursday. It was the first such error resulting from the massive data leak in May.

Read more on The Japan Times.


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