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183 bogus phone calls over pension data leak reported

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The National Police Agency (NPA) said Tuesday that police have received reports of 183 bogus phone calls over last week's pension data leak.

The NPA and the Japan Pension Service have warned pensioners to be wary of calls from people identifying themselves as pension service employees or tax department staff.

Police said the callers told people their personal information had been leaked, and that in order for the data to be deleted and protected, a fee would be required. In other cases, the scammers asked for personal data so they could verify account information, police said. However, no losses have been reported yet.

Japan Pension Service staff computers were improperly accessed by an external email virus, allowing the leak of some 1.25 million cases of personal data, including names, identification numbers, birth dates and addresses.

On Monday, health and welfare minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki set up a panel to investigate the leak.

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The question is how many case have not been reported...

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Japan Pension Service staff computers were improperly accessed by an external email virus, allowing the leak of some 1.25 million cases of personal data, including names, identification numbers, birth dates and addresses.

"Improperly accessed"? The right word is hacked. Improper access means something totally different, a "hack" on the other hand means an illegal access of information with criminal intent.

Let's call it what it is...an illegal access with intent to commit a criminal act.

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Has the government announced whether they will contact those whose personal information was leaked? I'm currently away from the country, but would like to get on top of this if my info was among that which was breached.

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This latest ore ore scam is going to the a ore mine.

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