Personal info leaks from listed Japan firms hit record high in 2021

Kyodo News reports:

The number of personal information leaks from companies listed on Japanese stock exchanges, as well as their subsidiaries, rose by 30 percent in 2021 from the previous year to a record 137 cases, according to a corporate research agency.

Tokyo Shoko Research said in a report that over 50 percent or 68 of the data breaches were caused by malware or unauthorized access. It said the number of cyberattacks rose for the third straight year.

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