Data leak on Panasonic Corporation servers

Panasonic Corporation, known as Matsushita Electric Industrial LTD, previously has reported that it has become a victim of a sophisticated cyber attack in which some of the critical data might have compromised.

Source reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders said that a mis-configured file server belonging to the electronics giant was compromised in a cyber incident leading to data leak in between June 22nd to November 6th of this year.

Panasonic is yet to find out the extent of the data breach as its investigation is still underway, but has assured that it will keep its customers and valuable partners posted with the latest as soon as the probe gets concluded.

Meanwhile, a certain section of media belonging to news outlets NHK and Mainichi say that the breach stuck a file server in the first week of June and remained undetected until November first week. So, the hackers or any state funded hacking group could have easily stolen the information such as customer details, employee info, technical files and some R&D based data from the Japanese Multinational Conglomerate.

On Sunday, some print media sources said that the server could have been compromised by a malware that could have led to the data leak and transit of data to remote servers. But the electrical limited that also offers solutions for industrial needs did not acknowledge the incident as true and stated that the impact could be superficial as the core network remained pristine.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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