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Suga comments on apparent leakage of data following major cyberattack

  • May 20, 2020
  • , NHK
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NHK reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told the press today that the Minister of Defense is investigating the apparent leakage of data on a hypersonic cruise missile that is currently under development. The network said the MOD is investigating what kind of information was leaked following a major cyberattack on Mitsubishi Electric, saying that a senior MOD official said the information may include data on a hypersonic cruise missile currently being developed in an effort to strengthen the defense of remote islands. Suga reportedly said: “The Defense Ministry is continuing to scrutinize the security implications of the information that may have been leaked. I’m not going to comment on the specifics.” He went on to say: “When the Defense Ministry allows a company to handle sensitive information, the information is protected under the special provisions of a contract agreement.” 

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