Tokyo, Jan 04(ANI): Japan is set to build a self-replicating Virus assassin squad, which is nothing but a computer virus and when set in the network can track down and kill other viruses.
According to reports, Japan has paid Fujitsu an amount of 2.3 million dollars to build this virus assassin squad.
Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Defense Ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute had started working on this anti-viral virus in 2008.
The basic motive behind preparing this virus is to track identify any kind of cyber attack and even track its source, The Fox News reports.
This anti-viral virus squad is also touted to be an answer to similar cyber weapons such as Stuxnet or Duqu, both of them being so powerful that they were once termed as the ‘hydrogen bomb’ of cyber warfare.
The President and CEO of Security Firm Immunity Inc, Dave Aitel, believe that this is just the starting of a cyber war and it is already heating up.
“Self-replicating code is an important part of any national arsenal the Japanese are just getting started,” he added. (ANI)