Malware on a computer in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been stealing data on the latest Nipponese solid-fuel rocket system.
JAXA said that a security sweep of its systems on November 21 showed that a single computer had been subverted by the malware, and it was not clear if this was a targeted cyber-attack for espionage purposes. But data on Japan’s Epsilon rocket system, which JAXA has spent ¥15bn developing, had been sent out of the organization to persons unknown.
This is the second time JAXA has been hit in this way. In January the agency reported a similar malware data loss, that time for its H-II cargo transfer vehicle.
Source: The Register