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Japanese power company information exposed

by Nikola Strahija on May 17th, 2006 It took only one virus-infected computer to reveal classified information about a Japanese power company, which, amongst other things, runs nuclear power plants too.

Outsourcing can sometime pose a great problem, even though it's usually a positive move to lower expenses. Chubu Electric Power Company in Japan outsourced their computer security, only to have its confidential information exposed. It seems that the employee they outsourced was the one who installed a P2P program on his computer and got a virus through it.

The data that went public included names and addresses of other employees, as well as the location of the plant's control room. The P2P program in question was Share.

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