A major Japanese Internet service provider says 4 million sets of members’ IDs and passwords have been stolen.
NTT Communications, the operator of provider service OCN, said on Wednesday that it found OCN’s servers were illegally accessed on Tuesday and malware was inserted to take IDs and passwords.
Its engineers deactivated the malicious program, but it suspects the IDs and passwords were already hacked.
NTT Communications officials say there is no immediate threat of using the IDs as the passwords are encrypted. But they are urging users to change their passwords.
On Thursday of last week a website in Japan, which offers various information on the Internet, was hacked. The owner of the site said more than 1.6 million member IDs could have been compromised.
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