Kyodo News reported:
Tech giant LY Corp. reported a massive data breach on Monday, saying as many as 440,000 items of personal data, including more than 300,000 linked to Line messaging app users, were leaked due to unauthorized access to an affiliate’s computer system in October.
The leaked data did not contain information regarding bank accounts, credit cards or chat messages in the Line app, a popular social communications tool in Japan. There have been no reports of misuse so far, the company said.
It said the leaked data included users’ age group, gender, and some of their service use histories, as well as information regarding the company’s business partners and employees, such as email addresses, names and affiliations.
The leakage was caused when malware infected a computer owned by an employee of a subcontractor used by the company’s South Korea-based affiliate, Naver Cloud Corp., it said.
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