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Japan’s Finance Ministry uncovers evidence of major Trojan attack

Japan’s Finance Ministry has uncovered evidence of a major Trojan cyber-attack on its computer systems that lay undetected for almost two years, according to local sources.

Ministry officials have admitted that the unspecified Trojan, which was not detected by the organisation’s security systems, was probably free to steal confidential data from January 2010 to November 2011,  after which the attack suddenly stopped.

A total of 123 computers inside the Ministry were infected out of around 2,000 so far checked, sources stated, which prompted the organisation to change hard disks on the affected machines.

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Japan: Legislation criminalizing computer viruses passed

The Diet on Friday enacted legislation to criminalize the creation of computer viruses as part of Japan’s efforts to establish domestic laws urged by the Convention on Cybercrime, an international treaty aiming to improve the investigation of cybercrime. With the bill to revise the Penal Code passing the House of Councillors by an overwhelming majority, the government will begin the process of officially joining the treaty. Under the revised Penal Code, a person who creates a computer virus without a reasonable cause could be sentenced to up to three years in prison or fined as much as 500,000 yen.

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