Japan’s vaccination reservation system has frequent loopholes and reservations can be made with false information
China News Service, May 31. According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, the reservation system of the New Crown Vaccine Mass Vaccination Center operated by the Japan Self-Defense Forces began to accept problems on the 17th. Although part of the restoration was carried out, the system had to be built in a short time and personal information protection was taken into consideration. The system was not connected to the local government system, and the structure of making reservations using false information remained unchanged. The actual situation is dependent on the “goodwill” of the user.
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It is reported that after the reservation website was opened, it was discovered that the use of the municipality number and vaccination coupon number that did not actually exist, and the date of birth under the age of 65 can also be used for reservations. In order to cope with the second round of appointments from the 24th, the system has been modified so that entering a non-existing municipality number or the date of birth under the age of 65 cannot be processed, but the correctness of the vaccination voucher number cannot be judged by the system.
To prevent the use of false or incorrect information to make reservations, confirm whether the municipality number and date of birth of the person who made the reservation are true. It needs to be compared with the personal information held by the municipality. Therefore, the system The room must be networked.
From the decision to set up the center to accept the appointment only about 3 weeks, the Ministry of Defense of Japan gave up the establishment of a complicated mechanism. If it is connected to the local government system and the reservation system of the Ministry of Defense, it is possible to incur a large number of cyber attacks where personal information is stolen, and the Ministry of Defense also takes this seriously.
In the reservation system of the Tokyo venue, if the date of birth is entered incorrectly, return to the previous page and the procedure cannot continue. It has been repaired, but the Ministry of Defense did not find this problem until the media pointed it out.
At a press conference on the 28th, Nobuo Aikishi stated on the appointment system: “Various problems have been pointed out. We will take them seriously and work hard to modify and improve them.”