Japan Pension Service left external e-mail connected after hacking

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports:

In connection with recent cyber-attacks that led to about 1.25 million cases of personal data of pension subscribers being stolen, the Japan Pension Service (JPS) blocked external e-mail communications on June 4, seven days after the incident was confirmed, the JPS president has said.

While the JPS has explained so far that it had blocked all Internet connections on May 29, the day after it confirmed the data theft, the organization’s continued use of e-mail after the cyber-attacks came to light left it subject to risks of virus infection or further thefts.

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