Casio Data Breach Reportedly Hits Users in 149 Countries Globally

Casio data breach reportedly hits users in 149 countries globally. The threat actor behind the whole thing according to reports stole data from a development environment.

Casio Data Breach

Casio Data Breach

Just in case you didn’t know, Casio just recently suffered a security incident that in the process saw the data of thousands of customers spread all over the world hacked and then stolen.

The company just confirmed the news, stating that unnamed threat actors managed to get access to a database within its development environment. as you should know is the education and learning platform of the company.

“On the evening of Wednesday, October 11, when the person in charge attempted to work in the development environment, it was discovered that a database failure had occurred, and the company assessed the situation,” the announcement of the company reads. “As the company continued to analyze the situation, it was additionally confirmed that, on the evening of Thursday, October 12, the personal information of some residents of countries other than Japan was accessed.”

Content of the Data Stolen By the Hackers

The data in question that has been obtained by the hackers includes customer names, email addresses, countries of residence, service usage details, as well as purchase information such as payment methods, license codes, and order type of specifics. No credit card or any other form of payment data was however accessed, as it was not stored in the database.

The subsequent analysis reportedly showed that the threat actors in question took data that belonged to 91,921 Japanese customers (which is inclusive of 1,108 educational institutions), as well as data belonging to 35,049 customers from 148 different countries all over the world.

The Company’s Reaction to the Reported Incident

“At this time, it has been confirmed that some of the network security settings in the development environment were disabled due to an operational error of the system by the department in charge and insufficient operational management,” the company stated. “Casio believes these were the causes of the situation that allowed an external party to gain unauthorized access.”

The Compromised Database Has Been Shut To Anyone outside the Company

The compromised database as you should know is at the moment unavailable to anyone outside the company, but the application on the other hand can still be utilized. Casio however has added that it had notified law enforcement as well as Japan’s data watchdog, and is at the moment also cooperating in the reported investigation.



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