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The Defense Ministry is considering strengthening its unit tasked with responding to cyberattacks by increasing the number of staff to around 1,000 from the current 110 and setting up a new group to study cyberattack techniques, a government source said Sunday.

The measures, to be reflected in the ministry’s five-year defense buildup plan from fiscal 2019, are part of the government’s efforts to counter cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the source said.

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