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Japan’s space agency suffers cyber attack, points finger at Active Directory

November 29, 2023


Japan’s Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reported a cyber incident.

Chief cabinet secretary Matsuno mentioned the incident in his morning briefing, telling reporters the agency suspected a breach, possibly to its Active Directory implementation, so conducted further research and found illegal access.

JAXA has since shut down part of its network, including an intranet, as it seeks help to determine the extent of the incident.

Secretary Matsuno said Japan’s government has asked JAXA to implement countermeasures, adding that early research suggests no sensitive information was stolen.

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