Data Breach at Mitsubishi Electric Caused by Zero-Day Vulnerability in Antivirus Software

Scott Ikeda writes:

When antivirus software is installed and activated, there is usually an assumption that the system is automatically safer. Antivirus software can be penetrated just like any other software can, however, as a 2019 data breach at Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi Electric demonstrates.

Mitsubishi Electric did not disclose what software they were using or exactly what the nature of the data breach was; it took over six months to even admit that there was a breach. However, the company did reveal that it likely lost trade secrets and the personal data of employees.

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