TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s biggest defense contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, said on Monday hackers had gained access to its computers, with one newspaper saying its submarine, missile and nuclear power plant component factories had been the target.
The company said in a statement that some information could have been stolen in the first known cyber attack on Japan’s defense industry.
“We’ve found out that some system information such as IP addresses have been leaked and that’s creepy enough,” said a Mitsubishi Heavy spokesman.
via Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hacked: Japan Defense Industry’s First Cyberattack.
Defense Department officials are struggling to plan for a massive
cyber-attack from Beijing – and fend off spies in the meantime. Tara McKelvey reports on the secret warfare.
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III never said the word China
in his speech on Thursday
about “Cyber Strategy,” but he didn’t have to. The
threat of a cyber-attack from Beijing weighs heavily on the minds of
military commanders. And while officials have not said publicly who
was behind the newly disclosed theft of 24,000 files from a defense contractor in
March, one of the worst cyber-assaults in Pentagon history—
it may well have been a Chinese operation. And even if Beijing
officials were not involved in the theft, they have been implicated in
other matters—so many, in fact, that federal officials are
discussing publicly what do to about cyber-attacks, without saying
explicitly who their number-one villain is.
via Spies From China Use the Internet to Exploit Weaknesses in U.S. – The Daily Beast.
China Cyber TIMELINE Chronology IF you look under the March 2011 you will see what was going on in cyberspace as to China -2011 timeline Only.
In one of the most blatant cyber attacks carried out against the United States by a foreign government, as many as 24,000 Pentagon files were stolen in March, US Deputy Secretary of Defense revealed on Thursday
via Rogue State Stole 24,000 Pentagon Files with Sensitive Data in March – International Business Times.