[ISN] Japan foreign ministry says PC leaked docs to external server

http://www.csoonline.com/article/728343/japan-foreign-ministry-says-pc-leaked-docs-to-external-server By Jay Alabaster IDG News Service February 06, 2013 Japan’s foreign ministry said that a computer was compromised and documents were probably copied to an external server. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that about 20 documents are feared to have been stolen, though none of them were confidential. The ministry said it was made aware of the breach on Jan. 28 by Japan’s National Information Security Center, a government body. The incident was described in a public posting dated Tuesday. The leak occurred on a government network that doesn’t handle highly sensitive materials. The documents leaked were all rated at the country’s second-highest security clearance or lower, which the ministry describes as documents that are not classified but “could infringe the rights of the public or impede administrative affairs if leaked.” The ministry said it immediately took measures to stop leaks to the server in question and is working with outside specialists to investigate the incident. It did not provide information on the external server, as investigations are still going on. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org