Fujitsu Confirms Cyberattack and Data Breach

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One of Japan’s leading tech giants, Fujitsu, disclosed on Friday that it was the victim of a major cyberattack. The company warned that the incident likely resulted in the theft of personal information belonging to employees and customer data.

About Fujitsu For those unfamiliar, Fujitsu is a multinational information technology company headquartered in Tokyo. It’s one of the largest IT services providers worldwide with over 130,000 employees supporting clients in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu offers a wide range of technology products, solutions and services in areas like computing, communications, AI and more.

The Attack Details According to Fujitsu’s incident notification, multiple computers within its corporate network were infected by malware. The company quickly disconnected the impacted systems to contain the threat. However, their investigation revealed that files containing sensitive personal and customer information were likely stolen by the attackers before being contained.

Fujitsu stated that after discovering the malware, “we immediately disconnected the affected business computers and took measures such as strengthening monitoring of other business computers.” While the entry point is still under investigation, the company has already notified relevant authorities about the data breach.

The tech giant is now working to determine exactly what information was accessed and identify all impacted individuals and customers. Fujitsu has started the process of notifying those whose data may have been compromised, though no instances of misuse have been reported yet.

Fujitsu did not provide details on the malware strain involved, but the swift disconnection and data theft suggests it could potentially be ransomware. More facts are likely to emerge as their investigation continues into one of Japan’s biggest corporate cyberattacks.

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