News and Updates on Information Technology

Japan – Mitsubishi Electric

Exploit: Hacking
Mitsubishi Electric: Electrical Equipment Manufacturer 

Risk to Small Business: 2.470 = Severe

Security improvements at Mitsubishi Electric didn’t go far enough, because bad actors have penetrated security again. This time, instead of machine and operations data, client data impacting more than 8,500 corporate accounts was stolen. This is the second successful attack on Mitsubishi in the last 6 months.

Individual Risk: 2.474 = Severe

Information for 8,653 business accounts has been exposed. The company is working to determine if information related to bank accounts of the other parties as well as other information leaked. No personal or consumer data has been reported as affected in this incident.

Customers Impacted: 8,653

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Putting extra security between your client records and hackers is a smart move to avoid having your data become a new asset in the booming Dark Web data economy.