Major Japanese Defense Contractors Admit to Data Breach Incidents Dating Back to Over Four Years Ago

Scott Ikeda reports:

Two more major Japanese defense contractors admitted to experiencing a data breach in recent years, bringing to a close a story that began in January when Japanese defense minister Taro Kono revealed that several partner organizations had been attacked. But though the full outline of the damage is now visible, many questions about how (and when) it was reported remain.

The two companies involved were geospatial surveying firm Pasco and Kobe Steel. Pasco was breached in 2018, while the first breach of Kobe Steel occurred in June 2015. Both companies reported being infected with malware, and it is possible that files were stolen from their internal networks as well.

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