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Japan lashes out against alleged Chinese military cyberattacks

Tokyo goes on offensive, names Beijing as culprit for first time ever

A recent cyberattack campaign against JAXA and some 200 other Japanese entities was blamed on Chinese military.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Usually a mundane affair, the weekly news conference by the National Public Safety Commission caused a stir recently among the global cybersecurity community after police chief Mitsuhiro Matsumoto officially identified China as responsible for a cyberattack on Japan.

Since then the National Police Agency has been deluged with inquiries from foreign governments and media organizations about the claim.

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