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Tokyo police suspect Chinese military behind cyberattacks

Case filed against Chinese Communist Party member engineer in Japan

Police allege the suspect rented a number of computer servers and may have hacked into Japan's JAXA space agency. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Tokyo Metropolitan Police filed a case on Tuesday against an engineer, who is a member of the Chinese Communist Party, for allegedly taking part in cyberattacks that targeted Japan's space agency JAXA and about 200 other Japanese companies and research institutions.

Naming the Chinese government directly in Japanese cybercrime cases is rare.

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