Skip to comments.Japan: Non-English Speakers May Be Behind M'bishi Heavy Cyberattacks
Posted on 09/30/2011 5:13:51 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Non-English Speakers May Be Behind M'bishi Heavy Cyberattacks
Tokyo, Sept. 30 (Jiji Press)--The viruses used in the recent cyberattacks on Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. <7011> may have been created outside the English-speaking world, analyses by a computer security firm showed Friday.
Simplified Chinese characters were used for remote manipulation of target servers and several simple misspellings were found in programs written in English, according to the company, which analyzed some of the viruses.
Given those facts, it is suspected that someone that can understand Chinese but is not good at using English created the viruses, the company said.
In the incident earlier this month, a total of 83 servers and personal computers at 11 domestic business footholds for Mitsubishi Heavy's nuclear and defense divisions were infected with at least eight viruses designed to steal data and forced to connect to servers overseas, including China.
The company filed an offence report with Tokyo police on Friday.
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Either China or N. Korea. Most likely China. It is also possible that somebody is using hacking tools made by two countries. In that case, Iran can join the list.
For a while my McAfee account had a neat program which would let me know when some entity tried to enter my computer.
It was truly eye opening how many times a second this occurred at times. It also let me check to see where the attempt originated.
They literally came from all over the world but a huge number came from China. Nearly all from the same city.
Yeah I think it’s a 95% chance it was the Chinese. The Norks have aggressively expanded their program, however, and my guess is they’d try and make it look like the Chinese.
My money is still on the Chinese, however.
Chinese and Russians make overwhelming number of the most sophisticated viruses.
Chinese are carpet-bombing the world with their computer viruses. Sheer volume makes it a serious problem.
In other news today, the sun rose in the east...