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Japan to set up force against cyber attack | Updated: 2013-03-29 21:38

Japan's National Police Agency will establish a force of special investigators to combat Internet cyber attacks, Kyodo News Agency reports.

Japan is to strengthen its defense capabilities against cyber attacks from government bodies and high tech enterprises. The special force will compromise of around 140 staff and will be affiliated to local police departments.

The special force will be in charge of supervising online posts which try to incite cyber attacks, analyzing the characteristic of cyber attacks and alerting government bodies and enterprises. The special force will also be allowed to cooperated with other countries to combat attacks.

The force will also establish an information sharing system with public services including electric power, gas and high tech companies.

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