ShutterstockJapan’s space agency has said that sensitive information on a new long-range rocket project may have been stolen by a computer virus.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said it found evidence that a single employee’s computer was infected by a virus that collected information and transmitted it externally. The agency said it was still unclear what information had been sent, but the computer in question contained specifications and operation information on its Epsilon rocket program, as well as several related rockets.

An investigation into what information was leaked is underway, as well as whether other computers have also been infected. The employee reportedly worked at the agency’s facilities in Tsukuba, northeast Tokyo.

Virus May Have Stolen Japanese Space Rocket Data | DFI News.

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