[IWAR] JAPAN bank hit by hackers

From: Michael Wilson (MWILSON/0005514706at_private)
Date: Mon Jan 05 1998 - 10:17:26 PST

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                  Japanese bank says cyber-thieves stole customer data
       TOKYO -- Cyber-criminals rifled through confidential computer records of
       a major Japanese bank and stole information on customers' names,
       telephone numbers, addresses and even birthdays, the bank said on
       Sakura Bank Ltd said data on up to 20,000 of its 15 million individual
       customers could have been stolen and that it had confirmed that files on
       at least 37 were then leaked to a mailing-list vendor in Tokyo.
       The data included customers' names, telephone numbers, and birthdays, a
       Sakura Bank spokesman said.
       However, the thieves did not gain access to customer accounts and no
       money was stolen, the spokesman said.
       The data was likely to have been stolen when bank affiliate Sakura
       Information Systems Co changed the software for its computer system last
       year, the spokesman said.
       He declined to give details of the change or the name of the parties
       involved in installing the new system.
       The computer system was used for such purposes as managing customers'
       time deposits.
       Sakura Bank had contacted the police on December 30 to urge them to
       launch a probe into the incident, the spokesman said.
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