Fujitsu discovers breach, warns of data leak

Fujitsu, one of the world's largest IT service providers, has reported that its systems were infected with malware. There are concerns that personal details may have leaked.

The Japanese multinational ICT conglomerate revealed that an internal investigation found malware on the company's work computers.

“It was discovered that files containing personal information and customer information could be illegally taken out,” the company’s statement in Japanese said.

Fujitsu added that once the malware was detected, all impacted systems were disconnected. Other systems were also monitored for unauthorized activities.

“We are currently continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the malware's intrusion and whether information has been leaked,” the company said.

According to Fujitsu, the breach was promptly reported to Japan's Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC). However, the company has not yet discovered any instances of misuse of potentially stolen information.

“We deeply apologize for the great concern and inconvenience caused to everyone involved,” Fujitsu said.

The company did not reveal the nature and extent of the attack, which means that it may have been anything from a spying attempt to a ransomware attack.

We reached out to Fujitsu for more details but did not receive a response before publishing.

The Tokyo headquartered company is among the largest in Japan, with yearly revenues exceeding $28 billion and staff of over 120,000.

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