Japan government says companies targeted by China-backed cyber hacking group

Japan government says companies targeted by China-backed cyber hacking group

A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas
A man types into a keyboard. (File photo: REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

TOKYO: Japanese companies were targeted by a cyber hacking group called APT40, government spokesperson Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday (Jul 20), adding "the Chinese government is highly likely" behind the attack.

The comment by Kato comes after the United States and a coalition of allies accused China's Ministry of State Security on Monday of a global cyber hacking campaign.

READ: US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

"We are keeping a close eye, with strong concern," Kato told reporters at a regular press briefing.

Source: Reuters/dv

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