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Fujitsu computer systems hit with cyber attacks

200 Japanese local governments affected
Thu Nov 10 2011, 10:35

JAPANESE ENTERPRISE hardware, software and services firm Fujitsu has revealed that one of its computer systems used by local government offices in Japan has been the victim of a series of denial of service attacks.

The system, which is in use by about 200 local governments and lets local citizens download certificates and documents, is in a vulnerable condition, according to a report by the Associated Press.

A denial of service attack was the source of the problems, and although they have been fixed once two further attacks from different IP addresses have frozen them out again.

"They were DoS (Denial of Service) attacks," said Fujitsu spokesman Takashi Koto. "We shut down accesses from the identified IP addresses, but more cyberattacks are possible from other addresses."

It is not known where the attacks are coming from or who is responsible. µ

 

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