Japanese Finance Ministry uncovers major Trojan attack

By | July 24, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by John E Dunn

In this article “Japan’s Finance Ministry has uncovered evidence of a major Trojan cyber-attack on its computer systems that lay undetected for almost two years, according to local sources.

Ministry officials have admitted that the unspecified Trojan, which was not detected by the organisation’s security systems, was probably free to steal confidential data from January 2010 to November 2011, after which the attack suddenly stopped.

A total of 123 computers inside the Ministry were infected out of around 2,000 so far checked, sources stated, which prompted the organisation to change hard disks on the affected machines.”

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