Japanese multinational information and communications technology giant, Fujitsu Limited suffered a cyberattack.

The company reported the incident March 15 when officials said they found malware on multiple computers within the organization.

“We confirmed the presence of malware on multiple work computers at our company, and as a result of an internal investigation, we discovered that files containing personal information and customer information could be illegally taken out,” the company said in a statement.

Fujitsu is the world’s sixth largest IT services provider, with 124,000 employees and had revenues of $23.9 billion.

“After confirming the presence of malware, we immediately disconnected the affected business computers and took other measures such as strengthening monitoring of other business computers,” the company said in its advisory.

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“Additionally, we are currently continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the malware’s intrusion and whether information has been leaked.

In addition to reporting individually to the affected individuals and customers, we have also reported to the Personal Information Protection Commission in anticipation of the possibility that personal information may have been leaked. To date, we have not received any reports that personal information or information about our customers has been misused,” the company said in its advisory.

The company did not say what type of attack they suffered and who was behind it.


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