Toshiba has announced that a server belonging to its US unit has been hacked, with hackers getting their hands on information on 7,520 customers.
The company said that customer registration information of Toshiba America Information Systems was stolen by hackers. The stolen information comprises of a small number of email addresses and other data, but information like credit card and social security numbers was not stolen.
An internal investigation carried out by the company revealed that email addresses and passwords belonging to 681 customers were stolen. The company said that it had informed the customers about the data breach and asked them to take precautionary measures.
“Toshiba and its Group companies regard data security as a priority concern and will continue a thorough investigation of the incident. Toshiba will take all necessary precautions to avoid any recurrence of similar incidents and to ensure customer information remain secure,” the company said in a press release.
A spokesperson for the company said that it was not aware that when the hacking took place and who was behind the hacking. The company is still looking into the incident and will report on the progress soon, the spokesperson said.