Originally Posted by mikael21
Japan developing 'good virus' vs cyberattackers
Chalk one up for the good guys. Japan’s Ministry of Defense is working on a computer virus that can track, identify and disable potential sources of cyberattacks, a Japanese news agency reported this week. The Yomiuri Shimbun said development of the virtual cyberweapon started in 2008 and is being tested in a closed-network environment. “The most distinctive feature of the new virus is its ability to trace cyberattack sources. It can identify not only the immediate source of attack, but also all “springboard” computers used to transmit the virus,” the report said.
The report added that the virus also has the ability to disable the attacking program and collect relevant information. Also, it cited sources as saying the Defense and Foreign Ministries have started legislative consideration on the matter the use of cyberweapons against external parties on foreign attacks.
Maybe in response to the Chinese hacking attacks. Good Job!
Lumaki ulo ng mga Intsik - akala nila napakasophisticated na nila. Kahit superpower na sila, wala pa rin sila sa kalingkingan ng mga Hapon.