[ISN] Hackers Intrude into Systems of Public Research Groups

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Wed Nov 04 1998 - 04:29:24 PST

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    November 3, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Computer workstations in the National
    Astronomical Observatory (http://www.nao.ac.jp) and the Communications
    Research Laboratory (CRL) (http://www.crl.go.jp ) of the Ministry of Posts
    and Telecommunications were accessed illegally, and confidential
    information may have been accessed, an informed source said. 
    The hackers/crackers have reportedly intruded a few times since June.  The
    incidents were not brought to light until the beginning of October. 
    Universities also reportedly came under attack. 
    Some hackers are apparently able to set a program to extract information
    and it is still unclear how they intruded and what information was
    accessed, according to the CRL. 
    The CRL replaced an entire system, with an aim to prevent another
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