Three JAEA computers infected with computer virus

Three computers used by administrative staff of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), have been found to be infected with a computer virus with communicates freely with the outside.  The three computers found infected are used to store information related to fraud and compliance data.

According to the JAEA, the computer virus may have been attached to an e-mail and infected the computers upon opening.  At the end of November, the JAEA discovered some suspicious communication with external computers, and tracked down the three computers to identify and investigate the source of the communication.

The JAEA has admitted that there is the possibility that some information related to “accusations of misconduct related to research and development activities” and “information on compliance activities” was leaked.

Recently, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries both admitted to having found infected computers which were also sending data to external computers.  The data leaked from those computers was largely related to Japan’s “Epsilon” solid fuel rocket designs and other space equipment.

Source: JAEA

Source: Nikkei

Source: NHK

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