Thursday, March 25, 2004

Incident: Net firm admits leak of data about 1.4 M clients

The Japan Times is reporting about an incident that occurred last year that probably compromised the personal information of approximately 1,400,000 clients:

The Japan Times Online:

"Net firm admits '03 data leak may affect 1.4 million clients

ACCA Networks Co., a high-speed Internet-access wholesaler, confirmed Thursday that information on some of its customers has been leaked, adding that the leak, which apparently occurred about a year ago, may involve data on about 1.4 million people.

ACCA President Yoshio Sakata said the company acknowledges that personal data on at least 201 customers have been leaked to a third party. He did not rule out the possibility that data on all of ACCA's 1.1 million customers have been leaked, as well as data on some 300,000 people who once were subscribers to the company's services."

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