Information Security News
mailing list archives
Anti-nuclear citizens groups targeted in massive cyber-attack
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:53:12 +0000 (UTC)
By TATSUYA SUDO
The Asahi Shimbum
November 10, 2013
Anti-nuclear citizens groups around Japan were left reeling from a
blizzard of e-mail traffic--more than 2.53 million messages--that had all
the hallmarks of a coordinated cyber-attack.
At least 33 groups were targeted in the campaign carried out from
mid-September to early November.
Experts said there was little doubt that a computer program developed
exclusively for the purpose was used in the attack. It ranks as Japan’s
first cyber-attack to target specific citizens groups.
Lawyer Yuichi Kaido, who is acting on behalf of those groups, told The
Asahi Shimbun he is considering filing a criminal complaint against the
senders of the e-mails on grounds of forcible obstruction of
business--that is, if the perpetrators can be found.
Find the best InfoSec talent without breaking your
recruiting budget! Post a Job, $99 for 31 days.
Hot InfoSec Jobs - http://www.hotinfosecjobs.com/
- Anti-nuclear citizens groups targeted in massive cyber-attack InfoSec News (Nov 12)