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Japan Ministry of Finance Website Hacked by Unknown Perpetrators

June 26, 2012

Japan’s Ministry of Finance said it shut down part of its website yesterday after it was hacked.

The section that displays details of state-owned assets was hacked, according to a Finance Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity in accord with the ministry’s policy. The official said an investigation is under way to discover who was responsible for the intrusion. NHK and Kyodo News were among local media reporting the incident earlier.

To contact the reporter on this story: Toru Fujioka in Tokyo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Panckhurst at

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