Japan Halts Use Of Line App For Government Officials Over Chinese Data Breach

Zaini Majeed reports:

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday said that his administration has halted the use of the Line messaging app among the government officials as the probe is ongoing into the alleged data breach by the Chinese engineer. Earlier, reports emerged that the Japanese app provider Line Corp’s Chinese affiliate had access to the personal information such as the phone numbers, email, and home addresses of nearly 86 million Japanese Line app users. The Prime Minister of Japan Suga vowed efforts to step up the information and digital security following the data breach as he spoke at a House of Councillors Budget Committee meeting.

Read more on RepublicWorld.  LINE denies the allegations.

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