We informed you on Friday, March 9, 2012, that we found the personal computer (PC) of the staff of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) of the Japan Finance Corporation (JFC) was infected by Trojan horse virus*1. Furthermore, on Monday, March 12, a large number of spoofed e-mails using the JBIC domain name, "@jbic.go.jp", were sent by someone to the PCs of JBIC staff.
If you have received such spoofed e-mail or an e-mail whose sender or content is not familiar to you, please do not open (nor return or forward) the attached file of such e-mail and delete both the email and the attachment completely. If you open the attached file, there is a risk that the information in your PC or other devices will be stolen.
With regard to the domestic units of JFC, please rest assured that there is no need to concern about this matter, since they are using an e-mail system different from JBIC's.
JBIC has been investigating the damage and cause of the incident made public on March 9 and this incident in an effort to prevent further virus infection and keep watch on the security of its information system. JBIC will continue to strengthen information security measures.
If you have any suggestion or information regarding this incident, please contact Operations and Transaction Department of JBIC (contact person: Mr. Matsuda or Mr. Chiba; Tel: +81-3-5218-3783).
- *1 See Information on March 9, 2012. "Computer Virus Infection of PC and Spoofed E-Mails in JBIC"