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Japan aerospace cyberattacks show link to Chinese military: police

Arrest sought for suspect urged to 'contribute to the state' by PLA member's wife

Cyberattacks in 2016 and 2017 targeted about 200 companies and other organizations, including Japan's space agency JAXA.   © ISAS/JAXA

TOKYO -- Japanese police obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for a Chinese national wanted in connection to a cyberattack on the JAXA space agency, an attack believed to be linked to China's military.

Japanese law enforcement authorities will seek to place the suspect, Wang Jianbin, a former international student who has already left Japan, on an Interpol wanted list.

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