Michael Riley

For Michael Riley's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dec 16, 2014

Sony warned of network breaches a year ago

Sony Corp. was warned about a year ago that hackers had infiltrated its network and were stealing gigabytes of data several times a week, underscoring a pattern of lapses predating the recent attack that has spilled Sony Pictures' secrets onto the Internet.

U.S. intelligence in bed with business

Jun 17, 2013

U.S. intelligence in bed with business

Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said. These programs, whose participants are known as trusted ...

China's cyberspies outwit model for James Bond's Q

May 15, 2013

China's cyberspies outwit model for James Bond's Q

Among defense contractors, QinetiQ North America is known for spy-world connections and an eye-popping product line. Its contributions to national security include secret satellites, drones and software used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Former CIA Director George Tenet was ...