Hackers stole addresses and passwords of two thousand employees of the government of Japan
According to The Asahi Shimbun, e-mail addresses and passwords of more than 2 thousand employees of the government of Japan has been stolen by hackers and put up for sale on the black market. This became known from the report of the Tokyo National center for preparedness incidents and develop a strategy for cybersecurity (NISC).
The center was notified Tuesday that, most likely, surfaced on the web addresses and passwords were stolen from the web sites, which government employees were registered with working addresses.
Among the stolen information were e-mail addresses of employees of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of internal Affairs of Japan. Besides, there were passwords that were used by Japanese officials to register on various sites, for example, in online stores. While cyber attacks on the servers of the ministries themselves that caused the data breach, the NISC is not found.
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