JAXA's PC may be infected by virus, communication with the outside may cause leakage of rocket information


It was revealed at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that one of the personal computers used by the staff was infected with a computer virus. It is confirmed that the virus collects information and communicates with the outside on this terminal, and there is a possibility that information on the rocket specification and operation leaked out.

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According to JAXA, on 1 November, I detected a virus at a terminal of an official working at the Tsukuba Space Center in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki Prefecture, it seems that we conducted a survey separating from the network.

As a result, virus infection was found on 26th November. Further examination of the terminal investigation revealed that on November 28, it was confirmed that traces of information collection by the virus and communication with the outside were made. Currently we are investigating the existence of information leakage and its impact.

Information that may have been leaked is

Information on the specification and operation of the epsilon rocket
Information on specification and operation of M - V rocket, H - IIA rocket and H - IIB rocket related to epsilon rocket development

It is said that.

Epsilon rocket is medium-sized rocket which is under development since 2010. The first machine will be launched from Uchinoura in the summer of 2013.

Since rocket technology may be diverted to military, JAXA conducts "identification and response of information contents that may have been leaked", "investigation of cause and measures to prevent recurrence"Tackling further strengthening of information security to prevent recurrenceI will go.

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