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New cyber attack on Japan parliament

Japan’s parliament has come under cyber attack again, apparently from the same emails linked to a China-based server that have already hit several lawmakers’ computers, an official said Wednesday.

Malicious emails were found on computers used in the upper chamber of the Japanese parliament, a government spokesman said.

"The upper house office has confirmed that seven suspicious emails, the same ones that were sent to the lower house, were found" in computers in the upper house, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isao Saito said.

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Virus Infects Computers in Japan’s Parliament

Computers in Japan’s Parliament have been found to be infected with a virus, officials said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of mysterious cyberattacks that have raised concerns about the leakage of sensitive information.

Personal computers used by three members of the lower house, as well as possibly a computer server, were infected by the virus, the top government spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, told reporters. He did not give details, but local media reports said the virus apparently had been used to hack into computers sometime in the past three months. The reports said log-in information and e-mails may have been stolen.

Media reports said one of the three lawmakers opened an e-mail attachment that released the virus.

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