Fujitsu to discontinue ProjectWEB tool after Japanese govt data breaches

In a statement released on Thursday, Japanese tech giant Fujitsu attributed a Japanese government data breach earlier this year to its ProjectWEB tool. 

In May, multiple government agencies — including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism; the Cabinet Secretariat; and Narita Airport — were hacked through the software-as-a-service platform

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A Fujitsu spokesperson at the time confirmed to ZDNet’s Campbell Kwan that there was “unauthorized access to ProjectWEB, a collaboration and project management software, used for Japanese-based projects.” They suspended use of the tool and informed all impacted customers. 

After an investigation, Fujitsu said on Thursday that it appointed a CISO in October and put in place “measures to prevent reoccurrence… under a new information security management and operation framework.”

Fujitsu added that the cause of the incident is still being verified by a committee of internal experts as well as Japan’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), which will sign off on

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