Panasonic becomes latest victim of data breach

Panasonic becomes latest victim of data breach

It has been reported that Japanese consumer electronics giant, Panasonic, has disclosed a security breach wherein an unauthorised third-party broke into its network and potentially accessed data from one of its file servers. 

‘As the result of an internal investigation, it was determined that some data on a file server had been accessed during the intrusion’, the company said in a short statement published on its website on November 26. Panasonic didn’t reveal the exact nature of the data that was breached, but said its networks were illegally accessed on November 11, 2021.

Jamie Akhtar, CEO and Co-founder of CyberSmart, provided the following commentary: “Data breaches like this often have surprisingly unsophisticated causes such as employees using insecure networks, common phishing scams or even outdated software. And all of these are easily preventable with basic cyber hygiene. It’s also interesting that Panasonic mentioned a previous attack on a subsidiary of the company. Research suggests that up to 80% of cyberattacks now begin in the supply chain. Cybercriminals have figured out that they don’t necessarily need to directly target big corporates to gain access to them, instead they’re increasingly targeting suppliers and subsidiaries.”

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