[ISN] MPD antiterrorism file leak traced to Luxembourg server

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:27:15 -0600 (CST)

Mainichi Japan
November 3, 2010

Internal information about the Tokyo police's anti-terrorism activities 
found circulating online was leaked via a server in Luxembourg, 
investigative sources have revealed, raising the possibility that there 
was intent to disguise the source of the leak.

Furthermore, there have been no signs that computers at the Metropolitan 
Police Department (MPD) were infected with a virus via a file-sharing 
program, increasing the likelihood that the data was leaked 
intentionally. Those involved in the case say that it will be difficult 
to trace the leak.

According to investigators and experts, records of the leak -- which 
took place via the file-sharing program Winny -- showed that the 
information had been uploaded onto the Internet via a server in 
Luxembourg. Experts say that when computers in Japan are infected with a 
virus, the source of the virus is usually traced to a domestic server. 
The MPD is currently trying to trace the original server used to upload 
the leaked information.

The MPD has found 114 documents online, which include information on 
people believed to be cooperating with terrorism investigations and 
those who are under investigation. Of these, 108 documents were in PDF 


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