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TOKYO - Information on military aircraft and nuclear power plants may have been stolen in a series of cyber attacks on Japanese defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy, a report said Oct. 24.
Mitsubishi Heavy said in late September that 83 computers at 11 of its facilities had been hit by cyber attacks but no leakage of information on products and technologies had been confirmed.
The daily, quoting unidentified officials, said part of the information concerned fighters and helicopters that the company is contracted to manufacture for the defense ministry.
"It is not known if these are classified as defense secrets," Asahi said.
Other pieces of information taken are likely to include the design, equipment and earthquake-resistant nature of nuclear power plants in which Mitsubishi Heavy was involved, the daily said.
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The Japanese company, which manufactures products as diverse as cars, nuclear power plants, space rockets and air conditioners, said that 45 servers and 38 PCs were infected with viruses at 11 facilities in Japan, including its submarine manufacturing plant in Kobe, western Japan, and a factory in central Japan that makes engine parts for missiles.
New information has come to light on what was thought to be a minimal cyberattack against defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy in September, but may actually have infiltrated data on U.S. military aircraft and nuclear power plants, according to Agence France-Presse.