Mitsubishi Electric released a statement today confirming that the company was hit by a data breach dating back to late June last year. It’s speculated that the cyberattack is linked to a Chinese cyber-espionage group, Tick (or Bronze Butler), that is well-known for targeting Japan over the past few years. The unauthorized access was tracked to a compromised employee account. Hackers were also able swipe 200 MB of files by accessing Mitsubishi Electric’s internal systems and networks.
Mitsubishi Electric discloses security breach
* Main suspect: China’s Tick (Bronze Butler) APT
* Breach date: June 28, 2019
* Point of origin: employee account at Chinese affiliate
* Intruder stole 200MB from “tens of PCs” and deleted access logshttps://t.co/BQUoaK5aNL pic.twitter.com/2fKf79ubew
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