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New type of cyber-attack targets govt bodies, firms

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October 10, 2013
Cyberattack
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“At least 20 organizations, including central government bodies such as the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, along with major companies, came under a new type of targeted cyber-attack in August and September, where some computers were found to have been infected with a virus that steals confidential information, it has been learned.

Attackers implanted the virus on certain websites. When people using targeted computers browsed these sites, the computers were infected with the virus. The virus did not attack non-targeted computers.

Source: New type of cyber-attack targets govt bodies, firms – The Japan News