Military data possibly stolen in Mitsubishi Heavy hacking: Asahi

TOKYO Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:42pm EDT

The logo of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is seen on the company headquarters in Tokyo September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The logo of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is seen on the company headquarters in Tokyo September 20, 2011.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Military data on weapons including warplanes and information on nuclear power plants may have been stolen during the cyber attack against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that became apparent in August, the Asahi newspaper reported on Monday.

It is unclear if the military data, which includes information on defense equipment that Japan's Defense Ministry had ordered, is deemed as sensitive defense information, the Asahi said , citing a source close to the matter.

Mitsubishi Heavy, Japan's biggest weapons supplier, said last month that network information such as IP addresses may have been leaked but that it had so far not confirmed any leaks on its products or technologies.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Tomasz Janowski)

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notforsale1 wrote:
If sensitive defense information is on the web it can be hacked. Sure it is handy to be able to access every thing over the internet but security should come before handy.

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