/ Apr 16, 2017

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet . In a blog post, Microsoft Corp. security manager ...

Apr 15, 2017

Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

Hackers on Friday released documents and files that indicate the U.S. National Security Agency accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Mega-bank groups to trim new grad hiring in 2018

The nation’s three mega-bank groups, including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, plan to hire fewer new graduates in spring 2018, bucking an upward trend seen in other business sectors. The core unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. expects to employ some 1,100 new graduates ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Top two Niigata banks strike up integration plan

Daishi Bank and Hokuetsu Bank, both regional institutions in Niigata Prefecture, said Wednesday that they have reached a basic agreement to integrate their operations by setting up a joint holding company in April 2018. The banks will operate under the holding company while they ...

Apr 4, 2017

More bankers unhappy with bonuses at foreign firms in Japan

An increasing number of bankers working at foreign firms in Japan are unhappy with their bonuses, and falling expectations for raises are giving them more cause to gripe, according to a Morgan McKinley survey. Forty percent of respondents were dissatisfied with their bonuses, up ...