http://europe.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/05/30/japan.spacehackers.ap/index.html May 30, 2002 TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Three workers at a major Japanese aerospace company have been arrested for allegedly hacking into the computer network of Japan's space agency to spy on a rival company. Shunsuke Migita, 28, Shoichi Motohashi, 44, and Masao Amano, 40 -- all employees at NEC Toshiba Space System Co. -- were charged with illegally obtaining Mitsubishi Electric Corp.'s antenna designs for a high-speed Internet satellite from a computer at the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) in December, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman said on Thursday. Police believe Migita figured out the password to gain access to the agency's computer system. NASDA discovered the breach in February when Migita sent an e-mail to a list of more than 80 people boasting about it. The list included Motohashi and Amano, the agency said. NEC Toshiba Space System, a joint venture set up by Japanese electronics giants NEC Corp. and Toshiba Corp., is developing its own satellite for superfast Internet connections. NEC and Toshiba have evenly divided work on the project. Following the discovery of the break-in, NASDA banned both NEC and Toshiba from bidding for agency-related projects for one month. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email email@example.com with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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