A leading Asia Pac business has revealed that they have come under cyber-attack, potentially leaking the personal information of nearly 8 million people.
Japanese travel agency JTB Corp. revealed that the business came under attack last week with the personal information of 7.93 million people potentially leaked, The Japan Times
The information leaked included names, passport details, addresses and email address as 4,300 valid passport numbers may have been accessed.
JTB president Hiroyuki Takahashi apologised to customers in a news conference, as it was noted that so far there had been no misuse of the data.
“I apologise for causing trouble and worry to our customers and other people concerned,” Takahashi said The Japan Time
JTB are Japan’s leading travel agency with 26,000 employees, a group net profit of ¥12.58 billion on sales of ¥1.34 trillion last year.
The Metropolitan Police Department have begun investigations.
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