Japan Space Agency Lands After Hacking Systems

Japanese Space Agency (Japan’s Space Exploration Agency, Jaxa) reported about cyberurine. JAXA suggested that hacking occurred in the implementation of Active Directory, after which they conducted an additional study and confirmed the fact of unauthorized access.

JAXA then turned off part of its network, including the intranet, and turned to third-party specialists to determine the scale of the incident for help, and the Japan government asked JAXA to accept countermeasures. It is noted that confidential information was not stolen.

JAXA agency has previously been hacked in 2016. A Chinese citizen was accused of an incident, which is believed to be one of 200 attacks on Japanese objects initiated by the accused. The Japanese authorities were able to begin the criminal prosecution of the alleged criminal only in 2021. According to investigators, the accused is a man of slightly older than 30 years old, who is a computer engineer and member of the China Communist Party.

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