An editorial in The Asahi Shimbun begins:
A prolonged, systemic failure in data security management resulted in a 10-year leak of personal information in about 9 million cases stored at a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corp. (NTT West).
The leak reflects a significant lapse in the company’s protective measures and a stark oversight in regular security audits and monitoring.
Rather than merely a mishap of one subsidiary, the data breach has raised serious questions about the responsibility and credibility of NTT West and the entire NTT group, Japan’s leading telecom conglomerate.
Read more at Asahi.com.