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Japan – Net Marketing Co.

Exploit: Hacking

Net Marketing Co.: App Creator

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Risk to Business: 1.922 = Severe

Japanese app company Net Marketing Co. said Friday that the personal data of 1.71 million users of one of its apps has been compromised in a hacking incident. The company is the operator of the popular dating app Omiai. Net Marketing said that Omiai customer information provided to the company between January 2018 and last month has been accessed on more than one occasion by unauthorized parties and PII on users may have been stolen.

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Individual Risk: 1.942 = Severe

The company notes that assorted user data, including names, identity cards, addresses, email addresses and face photos, was likely leaked due to unauthorized access to its server. Customers that use the Omiai app should be cautious for spear phishing and identity theft risk.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Personal data like this is a hot commodity in booming dark web data markets. Failing to protect it adequately makes it catnip for cybercriminals.