Japanese consumer electronics company Panasonic has confirmed that illegal third-party access to its network was made on November 11.
Although no other information was provided by the Company, Japanese publications Mainichi & NHK stated that breach was started on June 22 and ended on November 3rd.
NHK reported that attacked servers stored information about Panasonic Business Partners & Technology of Company.
Panasonic, however, said in a statement that result of internal investigation, it was determined that certain data on a file server was accessed during the intrusion.
“After detecting unauthorized access, the company immediately reported the incident to the appropriate authorities & implemented security counter measures, including steps-to prevent external access to network,” Panasonic added.
In addition to conducting its own investigations, Panasonic said it is currently working with a third-party organization to investigate leak & determine whether the violation involved the personal information of clients or customers and / or sensitive information about social infrastructure.
The Japanese company signed a pact with cybersecurity firm McAfee in March to create a security operations center focused on cyber attacks.
“We cannot predict whether this will affect our business or our performance, but we cannot deny the possibility of a serious incident,” Panasonic told the Mainichi publication.