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JESCO Computer Network Infected with Virus

According to Japan's Environment Ministry, JESCO (Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corp.) that runs under the Japanese government has had its internal PC-network contaminated with a virus. THE JAPAN TIMES published this in news on June 17, 2015. Notably, JESCO is engaged for regulating the tentative storage sites where the clean up residues following the nuclear catastrophe of Fukushima are kept.

The Corporation is conducting an investigation for determining whether the computer attackers have accessed any crucial data, the ministry stated.

Soon as the incident of the virus affecting JESCO was established, the computer operator deactivated all external communication to and fro the network on 16th June 2015 a Tuesday. JESCO had received an alert from the firm responsible for maintaining the formers server security after the latter spotted certain outgoing data transfer.

According to the Ministry's officers, JESCO's PCs don't maintain details about the landowners but those are stored with the Ministry of Environment, reported THE JAPAN TIMES dated June 17, 2015.

Report about the infection closely follows since likewise news from Japan Pension Service and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce. The two agencies encountered breaches into their respective intranets that resulted in exposure of secret data.

Unfortunately, security analysts after examining the perturbed incident remark that it isn't just the JESCO like government operated agency around the globe that suffered shutdown due to a PC-virus. An extremely horrific instance about a deadly virus terminating one nuclear power facility can be named as of the Natanz nuclear plant of Iran which the notorious virus Stuxnet ravaged during 2010. A project jointly between Israel and US, Stuxnet reportedly destructed about 20% of the nuclear centrifuges of Iran that became uncontrollable.

Another incident of malware posing peril to crucial infrastructure is of a PC-virus found inside one gadget having connection with South Korea's nuclear power facility's control system during early January 2015. South Korea's nuclear power facilities have their operators as the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. The malware, understandably not a very dangerous PC-worm, managed to infiltrate possibly because of an inadvertent worker who utilized one illegitimate USB stick.

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