Data BreachJapanese electronics giant Panasonic was attacked by internet hackers causing a data breach. In a press release, the company stated that its servers had been attacked on November 11, 2021.

This is part of the statement.

"An internal investigation found that the intrusion had accessed data on a file server.

Panasonic is conducting its own investigation. They are now working with a specialist third-party IT organization to investigate the leak. They will investigate whether customers' personal information was compromised and if so what sensitive information regarding social infrastructure.

They stated that they understood the importance of customer data, and they apologized for any inconvenience caused.

This investigation is still in the early stages. We don't have many details. We don't know how many customers were affected, nor the extent of data breach that might have been compromised. The company will contact affected customers as soon as the information becomes available.

If you're a Panasonic customer and purchase any product through the company's website, please be aware of a hack that occurred. Your information could have been compromised.

It is a good idea to change your password immediately and keep track of any debit or credit cards you have linked to the account. This is to safeguard your card information in case of a breach.

It's been a tough year for Japanese companies. They seem to have been under more fire than companies located elsewhere in the world. Let's all hope that we can make it through 2021 without more high-profile hacks and that 2022 will be a better year.

You can make 2022 a better year by contacting Integrated Technology Systems for an assessment of your security measures to determine where your company's data is vulnerable and prevent a data breach.

These WiFi Routers are known to have security issues

network data breachMost people now have home networks that connects to their tablets and computers. They can surf the web from their smartphones or stream video from Smart TVs via their home network which is often connected to a business network.  if you are a remote worker, cyber security as you work from home is imperative.

If you're a homeowner using a home network or a business owner that has remote workers, continue reading. Security researchers tested nine popular WiFi routers and found 226 security flaws even with the most recent firmware.

Synology, D-Link,  TP-Link, Netgear, and Linksys are just a few of the prominent names in this industry. Millions of people use these routers every day around the world. Cyber security was the biggest problem with the Archer router by TP-Link. It had 32 vulnerabilities. The Synology was next, with 30 security flaws that could be exploited.

The research was conducted by IoT Inspector in collaboration with CHIP magazine. The research focused on models that were popular with home-based and small-sized users.

Florian Lukavsky was the founder of IoT Inspector and had these words to describe the project.

"For Chip's router assessment vendors provided current models that were updated to the latest firmware version. IoT Inspector checked all firmware versions for security flaws and discovered more than 5,000.

Although there were many issues with routers tested, they all fell within the same category. These were the most common issues:

  • Firmware with invalid Linux kernel
  • Vulnerable multimedia and VPN functions
  • BusyBox's older versions are too dependent
  • Use of weak default passwords, such as "admin",
  • Plain text also reveals the presence of hardcoded credentials.

No matter which model your router is, it's the best and most secure thing you can do to make sure it works. It's not the best solution but it can reduce your risk.

Integrated Technology Systems is your best resource for preventing a data breach. If you have a network that has remote workers connecting to it, you are at risk. Call us today for recommendations on how to be better secured from outside attacks. We are your cyber security solutions NYC.