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Missile info leak suspected in MHI cyber-attacks (Japan)
The Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | Oct. 13, 2011

Posted on 10/12/2011 8:40:18 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Missile info leak suspected in MHI cyber-attacks

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Information on a domestically developed air-to-ship missile may have been leaked in cyber-attacks on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., according to sources close to the case.

The information on the Type 80 missile is suspected to have been leaked in one of the about 300,000 illegal accesses to the server installed at MHI's Nagoya Guidance and Propulsion Systems Works in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, the sources said.

The nation's largest comprehensive heavy machinery maker, however, denied any information had been compromised.

"We haven't yet confirmed any data leak on our products and technologies and we will continue our investigation," an MHI spokesman said.

Data suspected to have been leaked is not categorized as sensitive information by the Defense Ministry. But the Metropolitan Police Department has been investigating the case on suspicion of a violation of the Unauthorized Computer Access Law.

There were about 300,000 instances of communication between Nagoya Works' server and remote Web sites since mid-August, the sources said, adding that one record showed a relatively large volume of data has been transmitted.

Investigators suspect the missile data might have

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; japan; missile; mitsubishi

1 posted on 10/12/2011 8:40:21 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I heard it was missile and submarine tech they were after.

I think the South China Sea will.....come into interesting times...?

Yes.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 8:45:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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