Japanese government to create and maintain defensive malware

From zdnet.com


The Japanese Defense Ministry will create and maintain cyber-weapons in the form of malware that it plans to use in a defensive capacity.

Once created, these malware strains, consisting of viruses and backdoors, will become Japan’s first-ever cyber-weapon, Japanese media reported earlier this week, citing a government source [123].

The malware is expected to be finished by the end of the current fiscal year and will be created by contractors, and not government employees, a source familiar with the situation told ZDNet.

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