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Malware Steals Data from Japanese Space Agency

Information about the space agency‘s unmanned H-2 Transfer Vehicle may have been compromised.

A data terminal at Japan‘s space agency was recently infected with a virus that caused a leak of potential sensitive data. “The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) discovered the malware Jan. 6 on a terminal used by one of its employees,” according to SecurityNewsDaily. “A trace showed that the computer virus had gathered information from the machine,

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officials said.” “The employee in question works on JAXA’s H-2 Transfer Vehicle, an unmanned vessel that ferries cargo to the International Space Station,” the article states. “Information about the robotic spacecraft and its operations may thus have been compromised, officials said, along with stored email addresses and system login information accessed from the infected computer.”

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