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Personal Data of Panasonic’s Job Candidates Accessed by Hackers


During a breach in November, Panasonic admitted that hackers gained access to personal information belonging to job candidates and interns.

According to TechCrunch, Panasonic was unable to say whether hackers had accessed any sensitive information at the time of the data breach, which was first confirmed on November 26.

However, in a subsequent update, Panasonic stated that during the incident, some personal information relating to candidates who applied for employment or participated in internships at several divisions of Panasonic was accessed by the hackers.

Panasonic stated that those who were affected are being notified.

According to the report, Panasonic spokeswoman Dannea DeLisser refused to reveal how many people were affected or what kind of information was accessed.

Panasonic’s update also stated that the data breach by unknown hackers obtained files containing undisclosed “business-related information” provided by business partners, as well as information regarding business partner personnel, which began on June 22 and concluded on November 3, before being discovered on November 11.

Panasonic’s internal investigation, which was conducted with the help of an external security advisor, confirmed that a third party illegally accessed a file server in Japan via the server of an overseas subsidiary.

Panasonic stated it “immediately implemented additional security countermeasures,” after detecting the unauthorised access, including strengthening access controls from overseas locations, resetting relevant passwords, and strengthening server access monitoring.

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