After hackers gained access to Panasonic’s file server, the company admitted to a data breach.

Panasonic has acknowledged a network vulnerability that allowed thieves to get access to data on a file server.


In a short statement issued on Friday, the Japanese consumer electronics behemoth confirmed the compromise (November 26).


Panasonic stated it discovered the problem on November 11 and immediately strengthened its systems’ security, notified the appropriate authorities, and recruited a professional third-party firm to examine the alleged data breach.


“As a consequence of an internal investigation,” the brief statement (PDF) revealed, “it was found that certain material on a file server had been accessed during the attack.”


“Panasonic is presently working with a professional third-party organization to investigate the leak and establish whether the breach impacted customers’ personal information and/or sensitive information,” the company stated.


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