Fujitsu confirms stolen knowledge not related to cyberattack on its methods

Fujitsu has confirmed that knowledge being marketed by cybercriminals just isn’t associated to any cyberattack on its methods.

Legal market Marketo claimed to have 4GB of information from Fujitsu final month and commenced advertising it extensively.

On the time, Fujitsu mentioned it was investigating a possible breach and informed ZDNet that “particulars of the supply of this info, together with whether or not it comes from our methods or surroundings, are unknown.” 

Marketo claimed to have confidential buyer info, firm knowledge, price range knowledge, studies and different firm paperwork, together with undertaking info.

However now each side have confirmed that the info stolen just isn’t related to Fujitsu and is as a substitute associated to one of many firm’s companions in Japan.

Fujitsu spokesperson Andrew Kane despatched an replace to ZDNet confirming that an investigation revealed the stolen knowledge was not from their methods and he famous that even Marketo has since modified how they’re advertising the stolen knowledge. 

“Whereas Fujitsu is conscious that Marketo claims that it has uploaded knowledge pertaining to the industrial relationship between Fujitsu and a buyer in Japan, we’ve performed an intensive evaluate of this incident, and thus far there are not any indications that this knowledge comes from Fujitsu methods or environments,” Kane mentioned. 

“As for the authenticity and origins of the info, we’re not able to invest and can chorus from additional remark in the interim.”

Marketo has additionally modified its tune, now writing that the stolen knowledge is totally from Japanese manufacturing large Toray Industries. Toray Industries didn’t reply to requests for remark. 

Ivan Righi, a cyber risk intelligence analyst with Digital Shadows, mentioned in August that the 24.5MB ‘proof package deal’ initially supplied on Marketo had screenshots of information regarding Toray. However many thought the info got here from Fujitsu and never Toray Industries. 

Marketo remains to be utilizing the Fujitsu brand to market the stolen knowledge however has modified the outline beneath the photograph to deal with Toray Industries.

Whereas safety specialists have beforehand mentioned the info on Marketo is mostly correct, the adjustments and revelations are one more instance of how unreliable felony marketplaces like Marketo will be.