Crime
China Unlikely to Aid in Mitsubishi Heavy Cyber-Attack Investigation

China Unlikely to Aid in Mitsubishi Heavy Cyber-Attack Investigation

Police investigating the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hacking case have hit a brick wall after China stalls on cooperating with the investigation. Does China have something to hide?

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Asahi on Possible Leak of Military, Nuclear Info at MHI

Asahi on Possible Leak of Military, Nuclear Info at MHI

The Asahi leads with a scoop suggesting that the recent cyber-attack on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries leaked nuclear and military information to the wider world. Full story within.

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Japan-Operated Tanker Attacked in Malacca Strait

Japan-Operated Tanker Attacked in Malacca Strait

In slightly dated news, Kyodo reported last month that a Japanese-operated, Panama-flagged tanker, Ginga Falcon, was attacked by pirates. The attackers made off with a life preserver before they fled. Panama-flagged “Ginga Falcon,” a 13,292 gross ton vessel, was anchored in port waters of Indonesia’s Pulau Karimun Besar Island when it was attacked by three...

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Defense Industry Hacking Cases Likely Linked

Defense Industry Hacking Cases Likely Linked

The Daily Yomiuri reports that the infected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries computers transmitted data to the same US-based server. Police investigators believe there is a single culprit at play.

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KHI: Phishing Email Came From Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies

KHI: Phishing Email Came From Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies

Kyodo Press reports on the roots of the phishing attempt upon Kawasaki Heavy Industries, another major defense contractor affected by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries cyber-security scare

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: The Chinese Connection?

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: The Chinese Connection?

As the finger points towards China, we discover that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries wasn't the only mention of a cyber-attack in Japan this week. Get up-to-date with this news link post.

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SDF Members Went AWOL in Saga Pref.

SDF Members Went AWOL in Saga Pref.

Two soldiers from a helicopter base in Saga Prefecture went AWOL in recent months: one went fishing on March 12th, the other fled to Fukuoka. Does it reveal a lack of discipline at the base?

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SDF Member Lied About Absence, To Be Fired

SDF Member Lied About Absence, To Be Fired

Mainichi: A male Technical Sgt of the Air Basic Training Wing at ASDF Houfu Minami Air Base will be suspended for lying about the number of training days he attended and altering receipts to hide his absence from work.

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MSDF Leading Seaman Exposes Himself, Urinates in Kyoto Library

MSDF Leading Seaman Exposes Himself, Urinates in Kyoto Library

SDF Leading Seaman Shigeki Otsuka (22) was arrested and is being charged for assault and public obscenity after being caught exposing himself to a woman in a library in Kyoto Prefecture and possibly urinating.

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SDF Members Foil Attempted Murder in Ishinomaki

SDF Members Foil Attempted Murder in Ishinomaki

Asagumo: On May 17th, Air Self-Defense Force members dispatched on disaster relief operations in Miyagi Prefecture assisted in the arrest of a suspect involved in an attempted murder incident at a hospital in Ishinomaki.

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