Japan tests $2.28m cyber-defence virus

The Japanese government is testing a self-defence virus that has the objective of tracking down the source of cyber attacks and removing the threat.

The virus is the result of a quiet, $2.28 million project that Fujitsu had undertaken on behalf of the Japanese Defence Ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute in 2008, according to reports from The Yomiuri Shimbun.

While the virus has the ability to track immediate sources of attack, it can also allegedly determine whether computers are being used as a proxy between the original source of the attack. Beyond this, it also stops its attackers and sends the information it finds back to its owners¬†— via redwolf.newsvine.com

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