Environment Ministry website hacked to download virus

Kyodo

The Environment Ministry said Sunday that part of its website has come under cyberattack and that people who tried to access it may have contracted a computer virus after being redirected.

The ministry said it discovered Friday that a section of its website that provides a system for checking carbon dioxide emissions in daily life had been altered by hackers on March 3.

The alteration directs viewers to a website that infects their computers with a virus. The ministry is urging anyone who visited the site to update and run their antivirus software.