Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has confirmed a significant security incident involving a malware attack on its internal systems which has resulted in a data breach.

The company has released an official statement acknowledging the attack and disclosing that sensitive customer and personal information may have been compromised.

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“We have confirmed the presence of malware on several of our business computers, and as a result of our internal investigation, it has been discovered that files containing personal information and information related to our customers could be illicitly removed,” reads a Fujitsu notice.

“After confirming the presence of the malware, we promptly isolated the affected business computers and have taken measures such as strengthening the monitoring of other business computers.”

Fujitsu says it will continue investigating how the malware found its way into business systems and what data it exfiltrated.

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