Space agency probes possible data leak due to computer virus

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  • -5

    BertieWooster

    Aha!

    Somebody is using Windows!

  • 1

    basroil

    BertieWoosterDec. 02, 2012 - 04:26PM JST

    Somebody is using Windows!

    That's the most ridiculous comment ever. It's like saying someone uses a computer!

    Most likely someone downloaded a trojan horse, which is possible on any operating system, and that system happened to have access to more sensitive places. Considering they are looking for data leaks, it's possible it's a remote access type trojan, perhaps along the lines of OSX/NetWrdRC-A (yes, OSX as in Apple).

    This isn't the first time that they had a virus, and in fact, they already had once incident this year http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2012/01/20120113_security_e.html. Interestingly enough, they had been aware of the issue SINCE SIX MONTHS BEFORE and still did nothing. Sounds like absolutely horrible IT and stupid employees rather than any OS problems.

  • 0

    Realistic

    Pink sites/ contents involved?

  • -1

    basroil

    RealisticDec. 02, 2012 - 07:24PM JST

    Pink sites/ contents involved?

    Probably like the last time, it's related to email system rather than web browsing.

  • -6

    smithinjapan

    How can it be a leak? someone probably pushed the "are you 20 or older" button and so no more questions need be asked.

  • -1

    forzaducati

    If they are smart they keep that trojan alive then and let the Chinese or North Koreans scam the blueprints of those early rockets, that blew up one after the other.

  • 0

    Realistic

    it's related to email system rather than web browsing.

    even though its email... that must be containing something very attractive for user to click on it? Now please dont say it was a 100yen discount "kyampen" email by McDonald! j/k

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