Toshiba joined the growing list of electronics companies hit by data breaches this year when it revealed that one of its U.S.-based servers was attacked by hackers.
According to a statement from the Japanese corporation, the information of as many as 7,520 Toshiba customers was stored on the server. However, as of now, it has only confirmed the compromising of email addresses and passwords of 681 users. The company added that no Social Security numbers were included on the database, nor was any financial or credit card data.
Toshiba said that it immediately took down the server upon discovering the breach, and it has already notified affected customers that their information may have been compromised.
While Toshiba didn't identify who it suspected was responsible for the breach, TechEye.net reported that hacker group V0iD has claimed responsibility. According to the news provider, the hacker group also said that it stole usernames and passwords of 450 Toshiba customers and nearly 20 reseller, in addition to the email addresses and passwords.
Though the electronics industry is certainly not the only one to suffer breaches, it has certainly seen its fair share of data security incidents in recent months. In addition to Toshiba, data breaches have affected Nintendo, Sega and British game developer Codemasters.
Sony, in particular, has had a difficult year in terms of data security. In addition to several breaches in May, the company suffered a highly publicized data breach to its PlayStation Network in April that forced it to shut down its online gaming service for nearly a month. Though services have since been restored, the incident did serve as a black eye for the electronics giant, costing it millions of dollars and resulting in significant reputational damage.