Cyber Attack on NEC-Unauthorized Access

NEC announced on January 31 that its internal servers used in its defense business had been attacked by third parties since 2016. About 27,000 files containing information related to transactions with the Ministry of Defense were illegally accessed, but no damages such as information leaks were found.

In June 2017, NEC confirmed that unauthorized communication was being performed from a PC in the company. The PC was isolated from the in-house network to detect communication destinations and block access. An internal investigation revealed that the attack had started in December 2016. In July 2018, it was discovered that 27,445 files stored on the information sharing server used by the defense business had been compromised.

The server in question only managed information related to transactions with the Ministry of Defense, and there was a rule that confidential information should not be stored. It is not. Subsequent investigations with external specialists indicated that there was no evidence of information leaking outside.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced in its urgent proposal “ Matters to be addressed promptly to strengthen Japan’s cyber security ” announced on the 28th, when a cyber attack was received, immediately when leakage of personal information etc. was suspected, Seeking to disclose information.

On January 20, Mitsubishi Electric also announced that approximately 8,000 personal information may have been leaked due to unauthorized access from a third party, and attention has been focused on responding to cyber attacks by major electronics manufacturers ing.

The company apologized for the cyberattack, pledging to take measures to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

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NEC announced on January 31 that its internal servers used in its defense business had been attacked by third parties since 2016

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