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160,000 cyber attacks target Japan's police systems

Over 160,000 attacks were launched on police computer systems between July last year and March this year, most of them from overseas, a police report has shown. A report issued by the National Police Agency (NPA) recorded about 160,400 attacks on the computers of police organizations across the country during the period. NPA officials said about 26.7 percent of the attacks originated in the United States, followed by 16.4 percent from Israel. A total of 11.3 percent of the attacks were from within Japan. Several different types of attacks were recorded. About 39.2 percent of them were “ping” attacks in which a large number of digital signals are sent to a computer. A total of 33.7 percent were “port scan” attacks, which search through data on another computer. Full Story

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