Jan 25 2009

Tokyo police department network shutdown

Published by at 7:57 am under Other attacks

According to Worldwide Net, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department network was shutdown from January 22-24 due to a computer virus.  Department officials thought the possibility it was a hacker attack minimal and that the infection was more than likely introduced by a thumb drive.

First found this in Chinese hacker related postings, so I thought it might be interesting.

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  1. [...] According to Worldwide Net, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department network was shutdown from January 22-24 due to a computer virus. Department officials thought the possibility of a hacker attack were minimal and that the infection was more than likely introduced by a thumb drive. [Dark Visitor] [...]

  2. CBRP1R8on 27 Jan 2009 at 8:16 am

    well that one didn’t go as planned did it…this the conflicker/downadup worm I take it? Spreading via thumbdrives and from what I can tell jumped from 9 million last week to 15 million infections this week, and supposedly building up a new ultimate botnet…

    I thought the Chinese Hackers were against hacking China?

  3. Heikeon 27 Jan 2009 at 11:21 am

    It seems they figured out that their own citizens have disposable income. Who knew?

    Starting to think Beijing is going to have to get a handle on these guys/gals. The new 7 year jail sentence is just the opening salvo.