Panasonic Breach, November 2021Date: November 2021

Panasonic is synonymous with various types of electronics. They are headquartered in Japan and were founded in 1935.

What Was the Breach?

The electronics giant Panasonic was hacked in the months leading up to the new year. The breach of the electronics specialist exposed information about company operations, job candidates, customers, and more.  

In the initial days after the attack, it appeared as though the hack revealed proprietary information and information about business partners. Now that the company has admitted to the true scope and depth of the breach, it is clear that the number of victims is greater than initially assumed.


How Did the Breach Occur?

As is often the case with digital breaches, it is unclear how the hackers accessed the company's internal systems. It is known that a third party broke the law by accessing the Panasonic network to steal information. Furthermore, server misconfiguration alone is not the cause of the unpermitted access. It appears that the information thieves reached deep into the company’s databases, delving well beyond surface-level information that would be accessible through a misconfigured server.

When Did This Breach Occur?

This breach occurred in November 2021.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

The breach impacts those who applied for employment with Panasonic. The breach also impacts company interns and others.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

Representatives from Panasonic refused to provide a specific number of how many people were impacted by the attack. The company's spokesperson stated that representatives are reaching out to victims to let them know their data might have been exposed to malevolent individuals. To read more about the breach, read Panasonic Suffers Data Breach After Network Hack.

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