Japan leaked data on volunteers and ticket holders for the 2020 Olympics

Japan leaked data on volunteers and ticket holders for the 2020 Olympics

Cybercriminals have compromised the credentials of ticket holders for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, as well as those of the event’s volunteers.

The stolen credentials could be used to authorize volunteers and ticket holders on event websites, risking disclosure of information such as names, addresses and bank account numbers, Kyodo news agency reported.

The data breach was “small”, authorities said, and measures had already been taken to prevent further dissemination of compromised data.

The Olympic Games have always been a target for financially motivated cybercriminals. We will remind, earlier the specialists of the Japanese information security company Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions (MBSD) reported about a new malware that uses the theme of the Olympic Games and is capable of deleting files on infected computers. The malware was discovered three days before the Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony scheduled for July 23, and the wiper appears to be designed to target devices in Japan.

The malware deletes only certain types of files on the infected device – those located in the C: / Users / <username> / folder, for example, Microsoft Office documents, as well as files in PDF, CSV, XLS, XLSX, XLSM, PPT, PPTX formats , PPTM, JTDC, JTTC, JTD, JTT, TXT, EXE, LOG.

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