Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Cyberattacks in Japan

According to the New York Times, the United States issued a stern warning over cyber attacks on Japan’s biggest defense contractors, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which builds F-15 fighter jets and other American-designed weapons for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces. The IHI Corporation, a military contractor that supplies engine parts for fighter jets, may have also been a target, the Nikkei business daily reported. The breaches threaten to undermine any progress made by Japan, an important American ally, in bolstering cybersecurity in recent years. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Monday that its computer systems had been hacked and that some network information may have been compromised. According to the company, 83 computers and servers at 11 locations, including its Tokyo headquarters, factories, and a research and development center were accessed in the attack. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has built F-15 fighter jet and missile systems, including Patriot batteries, and AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles, that were designed in the United States. The company builds some of that equipment with American contractors, including Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

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