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Japanese defence officials are investigating a reported penetration of the country's high-speed Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) network. The attacks, which Bloomberg attributes to a possible state-based actor, took place in September but have only now come to light. The DII network is shared by the country's Defence …

  1. Ole Juul

    Is this their first time?

    Invite the white hats or sink. They'll learn.

  2. Brian Miller

    It's the ones you don't see...

    They found out about one. How many more are there? Also, which part of, "don't hook those together," did they miss?

  3. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge


    Maybe somebody thought it has to do with democrats....

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Why do Defense networks insist on being accessible via Internet ?

    The need for security being what it is, I think that any Secure Defense network should only be accessible via dialup.

    Speeds today are quite reasonable and should be adequate, and having to phone in to a defense server means that you are eminently traceable, virtually eliminating any outsider attempt because of the very real risk of the door being beaten down in minutes and your ass being hauled off for a possibly very long time.

    In addition, you could seal off international calls, thus ensuring only people physically in your country could attempt the call, therefor ensuring that your police forces are fully capable of putting down any spurious attempts.

    It would indeed have to be one hell of a state actor to attempt anything at that level without insider knowledge.

    So why does super-important defense information keep being under threat from any pimply-faced miscreant with an Ethernet port ?

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: Why do Defense networks insist on being accessible via Internet ?

      In the "Cuckoo's Egg", a tale is told about how attacks were made using dialup....


    2. herman

      Re: Why do Defense networks insist on being accessible via Internet ?

      Hmm, 75 baud Baudot RTTY would sure limit the damage.

    3. Daza876

      Re: Why do Defense networks insist on being accessible via Internet ?

      hmm... Whether its connectivity via Ethernet, PSTN, satellite, microwave, laser or wet string to a hacker its just connectivity and where there's a will there's a way :)

  5. Julian Bond

    "state-based"? That'll be 4chan then.

    1. herman

      Yeah, I guess state-based means somebody in his mom's basement in the You Knighted States...

  6. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Well, if I'll ever start a hacking group I'll name it SBHG - state based hacking group.

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