More than 50 Malice Computer Bugs Attack Mitsubishi Heavy
Over 50 different malevolent computer bugs have smacked Mitsubishi Heavy, the Japanese defense service provider, during this year (2011), according to a report of bcs dated October 10, 2011.
In the midst of concerns over the security issues of defense information, the news of computer attack with 28 separate virus including the one that could have been easily prevented came as a blow, as reported by Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun.
The report said that in the course of concerns over the defense information's security, the 28 kinds of virus, which were contracted by one of the contaminated computer systems, could be forbidden with the help of accessible anti-virus software.
Keeping in view the incident, the Japanese defense ministry is contemplating to advise Mitsubishi Heavy to submit details relating to the internet safety procedures it follows.
The Company, which had earlier reported only eight-computer damages, is now scrutinizing 83 systems targeted by bugs. However, there were no signals of any sensitive data being stolen due to the preceding attacks, which appeared in news in August 2011.
Meanwhile, US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn held an overseas intelligence group responsible for an attack that had stolen confidential information on an apex surreptitious weapons' scheme. This happening is among the number of attacks against the US defense contractors, according to news available from memeburn on October 10, 2011.
The muggers might have employed Chinese-language script for generating the bugs, the report added. As per security experts, China has regularly been blamed with organizing cyber assaults against associations and Federal agencies, but the country has, for all time, refuted these accusations. Recently, US House Intelligence Committee chairman has pointed the finger at China for thieving several of its significant industrial coverts.
US Representative from Michigan's 8th congressional district Mike Rogers has said that in past, there has been no example of such an enormous and continued astuteness endeavor by any administration to deliberately filch commercial data and intellectual possessions. Holding China responsible, he said that the country's tricks have led to the leakage of intellectual assets at a startling pace.
According to a recent report, spyware has targeted a set of computer connections which remotely manage US air drones. The bug detains machinist's keystrokes. However, up to now it could not be removed.
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