Chinese Hackers Had Sustained Access to Japan’s Defense Networks

  • Chinese hackers reportedly gained ‘deep, persistent access’ to Japanese defense networks, as discovered by the US National Security Agency in late 2020.
  • Despite being briefed, Japan dealt with hacking issues from China for several months, extending into 2021.
  • Japan declined assistance from US Cyber Command to clear malware, instead opting for domestic security solutions, eventually establishing a new cyber command with 4,000 cybersecurity personnel.
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