In Japan suspect a leaking defense data due to cyber attacks

In Japan, as a result of a hacker attack on the largest telecommunication operator of the country’s NTT Communications could be leaking defense data. On may 29 said the Agency Kyodo, citing a source.

It is noted that we are talking about information associated with communications that use Japanese self-defense forces.

Currently, the Ministry of national defense jointly with NTT Comunication is investigating the circumstances of the incident.

According to the Agency, information that could be stolen, includes data communications equipment, as well as drawings and plans of the Japanese military facilities, including naval base Yokosuka. All the hackers gained access to more than 100 files.

At the same time emphasizes that the stolen documents were not secret status. However, the channels of communication between the Ministry of defence and the defence forces of the country can be threatened.

NTT Communications also said that due to unauthorized access to its network could be stolen information about 621 client company.

For the first time about the possible threat became known on may 7, the company has detected anomalous activity on their servers. By may 13 the investigation found that a possible leak. From 4 to 5 may, the company has discovered multiple unauthorized accesses to the information of the Ministry of defense of Japan through the Singapore server, said Kyodo.

The Agency added that this case is the latest in a series of cyberattacks on Japanese defence companies such as Mitsubishi Electric Corp., NEC Corp. and Kobe Steel, Ltd.

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