In a shocking twist of events, insider information regarding Reitaisai was leaked on Japanese P2P networks. Reitaisai’s official announcement came on the 23rd of January:
“We have recieved reports from both within the organization and outside of it that insider information seemingly related to Reitaisai has been circulating on the Internet. We have attempted to investigate and verify these claims.
Leaked information includes:
1. Information regarding Reitaisai Operations
Materials handed out to Reitaisai staff during R2 and R3, records of meetings
(No personal information regarding participating circles)
2. Other Information
Information about other events, personal information regarding hobbies and interests, etc.
This security breach was caused by a computer virus which infected a staff member’s personal computer and leaked the aformentioned files onto a P2P network. We sincerely apologize for any trouble this has caused. We will be more prudent in the future regarding information security and management.”
Currently, there are no plans to cancel Reitaisai, which will occur on the 8th of March, 2009. Fears that Reitaisai 6 may be cancelled are fueled by recollections of Sunshine Creation 43, which was recently cancelled due to a similar, but more severe, information leak in which personal information regarding participating circles was leaked.