Tokyo police eye cybersecurity deal

JIJI

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department will conclude an agreement Tuesday with three major Internet security firms to share information about computer viruses and hacking attacks, informed sources said Saturday.

The deal will help the metropolitan police to investigate cybercrimes based on up-to-the-minute information while allowing the three firms — McAfee Inc., Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro Inc. — to take quicker measures to prevent damage from cybercrimes.

The companies will keep the department updated on issues including technologies to analyze computer viruses and unauthorized access. In return, the police will notify them of new types of cybercrimes and viruses encountered during investigations.