U.S. holds cyberattack security drill on heels of harmful hacks

Mar 9, 2016

U.S. holds cyberattack security drill on heels of harmful hacks

The moment a U.S. official pressed a computer key Tuesday, dozens of security experts who gathered in an underground control room girded themselves for a cyberattack — a drill meant to thwart the kinds of intrusions that have recently crippled health networks and retail ...

Railway line to be suspended during G-7 summit in Japan

Feb 2, 2016

Railway line to be suspended during G-7 summit in Japan

Security measures for the upcoming Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture will include the suspension of trains on a railway line near the venue. Kintetsu Inc. will suspend services on the Kintetsu Shima Line between Kashikojima Station and Ugata Station, both in the ...

Feb 1, 2016

China arrests fourth Japanese over spying, government confirms

The government denied Monday that Japan carries out espionage activities abroad as it announced that Chinese authorities have formally arrested a fourth Japanese citizen on suspicion of spying. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the top government spokesman, said China informed Japan last month that ...

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Feb 1, 2016

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Carnival-goers in Venice are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities. Police are also examining backpacks and bags and using metal-detecting wands before revelers are allowed into St. Mark’s Square, the heart ...