Yamato Transport Online Service Hacked

Economy

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Yamato Transport Co. said Thursday that security breaches have compromised personal information of members of its online service, such as their names, addresses and credit card information.

About 30,000 unauthorized login attempts in total were made on its Kuroneko Members online membership service between Monday and Wednesday, said the unit of Yamato Holdings Co. <9064>.

Of these, 3,467 were successful, allowing third parties to actually log in. Information of the breached accounts is likely to have been viewed by the parties.

The Kuroneko Members service allows registered users to apply for redeliveries of missed parcels online. About 28 million users are registered.

Login information leaked from online services of other companies may have been used in the unauthorized login attempts, Yamato Transport officials said.

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