Kawasaki announces security incident and responsive measures

— Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it was subject to unauthorized access from outside the company. As a result of a thorough investigation, the company have discovered that some information from overseas offices may have been leaked to external parties.

At this time, the company has found no evidence of leaking information to the external network. However, due to the fact that the scope of unauthorized access spanned multiple domestic and overseas offices, it took a considerable amount of time until the company can formally announce the incident. We sincerely apologize for this delay and for the inconvenience and concern to
customers and other related parties.

Abnormal activity was first detected in June, and Kawasaki’s press release details the steps the firm took in response, and their significant findings, including some clear statements about what they could not determine.

The Japan Times provides some additional details, including:

The administrator identification and password of the company’s domestic system had been stolen, Kawasaki Heavy said.

Fraudulent access from outside the company started in September 2019, at the latest, according to the company.

You can read Kawasaki’s full release below, thanks to @Chum1ng0

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