Missile maker sees network hacked

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries factories that build guided missiles and rocket engines; submarines; and nuclear-power equipment have had their computer networks hacked, according to a report.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries factories that build guided missiles and rocket engines; submarines; and nuclear-power equipment have had their computer networks hacked, according to a report.

The Reuters news agency said Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported that information from Mitsubishi's computer system was stolen in the attack. A representative of the company confirmed the attack, Reuters reported, but said the company was still looking into whether any data had been taken.

The Yomiuri report said about 80 infected computers were found at Mitsubishi headquarters in Tokyo and various facilities in other areas of Japan, according to Reuters.

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