NJPW Issues Apology To Fan Club Members After Losing USB Drive With Personal Information

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NJPW held an event this past April 22nd from the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and as they were preparing for a photo op session for their 30,000 plus fan club members, a USB drive containing all sorts of personal information of the fan club members including name, date of birth, age, gender, membership number, membership type and membership expiration date was lost.

The USB drive containing personal information of 32,775 members did not, however, contain credit card information, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses.

As of this writing, there is no evidence that the lost information has been used in an illegal manner or that any damage has been done to those people affected by the issue, but the promotion did contact the local authorities and filed a report with the police on April 25th. NJPW is considering switching to a new authentication system that may or may not require a USB and they will be making company-wide efforts to ensure that they will handle personal information more strictly to avoid similar issues.

Individual notifications have reportedly been sent out by NJPW to members affected by the incident.

You can check out the statement below:

“We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and concern we have caused our members.”