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Japan: Tokyo Gas addresses data breach potentially affecting 10,365 customers

Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd, issued, on 30 January 2021, a statement in which it addressed, and apologised for, a data breach potentially affecting the personal information of up to 10,365 customers. In particular, Tokyo Gas confirmed that the data leakage was due to unauthorised access to their website by a third-party, resulting in the leaking of customer email addresses and nicknames. Consequently, Tokyo Gas noted that it had commenced the implementation of countermeasures to prevent unauthorised access, including the temporary blocking of its app and website, and had reported the incident to the Metropolitan Police Department.

You can read the statement, only available in Japanese, here.