Kawasaki Endures Data Breach. Japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries is the latest company to fall victim to a security breach. Kawasaki, which employs more than 35,000 people and has offices worldwide, recently discovered one or more unauthorized parties accessed a company server in Japan from an office in Thailand on June 11th of last year (2020).
Kawasaki’s IT security staff stopped all communications between the two sites the same day Kawasaki Endures the data breach discovery. A subsequent investigation revealed that other unauthorized access from other overseas sites occurred between June 11th through July 8th. This discovery prompted the company to halt all communications between those sites.
Kawasaki restored communications on November 30th once the investigation concluded and with the company implementing new security protocols. The company conducted a security audit of more than 30,000 terminals on the corporate network.
Kawasaki spokesman stresses no evidence of any information taken even though highly advanced technology used, leaving no trace if it was.
The Kawasaki company is hardly the only Japanese firm to have seen beaches this year. Other victims in 2020 include Kobe Steel, Pasco, Mitsubishi Electric, and NEC. Sadly, they certainly won’t be the last, giving that the frequency of hacking attacks is likely to continue increasing for the foreseeable future.
In any case, there’s not much to do except to be aware that if you have had business dealings with Kawasaki or any of the other Japanese firms mention here. It’s at least possible that whatever data you’re sharing with those companies could have been compromised.