Japanese lawmakers' user names and passwords were recently accessed in a cyber attack launched from a server in China.

"According to The Asahi Shimbun, the network had been vulnerable from August and until the hit was discovered cybercriminals had access to official emails and documents that belonged to the members of the institution," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs.

"It looks as the infection originated from a malicious email that tricked someone into opening a virus-containing attachment back in July," Kovacs writes.

Go to "The Japanese Parliament Leaks Sensitive Data After Breach" to read the details.

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