Casio keyed up after data loss hits customers in 149 countries

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Japanese electronics elephantine Casio said miscreants collapsed into its ClassPad server and stole a database pinch individual accusation belonging to customers successful 149 countries.

ClassPad is Casio's acquisition web app, and successful a Wednesday connection connected its website, nan patient said an intruder breached a ClassPad server and swiped hundreds of thousands of "items" belonging to individuals and organizations astir nan globe. 

As of October 18, nan crooks accessed 91,921 items belonging to Japanese customers, including individuals and 1,108 acquisition institution customers, arsenic good arsenic 35,049 items belonging to customers from 148 different countries. If Casio finds further customers were compromised, it promises to update this count.

The information included customers' names, email addresses, state of residence, purchasing info including bid details, costs method and licence code, and work usage info including log information and nicknames. Casio noted that it doesn't not clasp customers' in installments paper information, truthful presumably people's banking info wasn't compromised successful nan hack.

The electronics elephantine didn't instantly respond to The Register's questions astir nan intrusion. 

An worker discovered nan incident connected October 11 while attempting to activity successful nan firm dev situation and spotted nan database failure.

"At this time, it has been confirmed that immoderate of nan web information settings successful nan improvement situation were abnormal owed to an operational correction of nan strategy by nan section successful complaint and insufficient operational management," nan charismatic announcement said. 

"Casio believes these were nan causes of nan business that allowed an outer statement to summation unauthorized access."

The intruder didn't entree nan app, according to Casio, truthful that is still disposable for use.

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In consequence to nan problem, Casio has blocked extracurricular entree to each databases successful nan improvement situation that were targeted by nan attackers. The Japanese elephantine besides said it's moving pinch a third-party information patient connected nan breach investigation and response.

Casio has reported nan incident to rule enforcement, arsenic good arsenic Japan's Personal Information Protection Commission and JUAS, nan PrivacyMark certification organization.

All customers whose individual accusation whitethorn person been accessed will beryllium contacted, it promised, and Casio will besides respond to inquiries via this interaction form. ®

Casio's breach follows respective different high-profile information heists disclosed this week, including a 2nd batch of stolen information from 23andMe being leaked connected a cybercrime data. It appears to beryllium nan aforesaid criminal who collapsed into nan biotech institution and leaked floor plan information 2 weeks ago. ®