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Japanese Government Hit by Cyber Attacks

A series of cyber attacks disrupted Japanese government computer networks this week, although no damage was reported, Japan’s top government spokesman said Thursday. The attacks, seen three times each on Tuesday and Wednesday, targeted the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office, causing computers to freeze up under a deluge of data and made it impossible for anyone to access the two Web sites, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda told a news conference. “We had rather significant attacks,” Hosoda said. “We must thoroughly check risk control measures not only at the Prime Minister’s Office but other government offices as well.” There was no significant damage, since the attacks were not designed to destroy key programs, and the government networks have returned to normal operations, he said. Officials are investigating who launched the attack, but having trouble tracking the data. Full Story

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