Japanese government ministries according to Kyodo News confirmed that a serious cyber attack happened in September aimed at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Apparently, the leakage of sensitive information may have been breached by the alleged attack. However, it remains unclear – despite hints – if the cyber attack was implemented by a foreign nation-state agency, or by expert hackers outside state institutions. Yet, once news emerged about the alleged cyber attack from Kyodo news, and other sources, then another official from the Public Affairs refutes the initial report. This baffling chain of events – after all, Kyodo news cited ministry sources and the news was covered by The Japan Times – is leading to further suspicions.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Modern Tokyo Times