Jul 13, 2015

Seven Bank hit by cyberattacks

Seven Bank has been hit by distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks. The bank, a member of the retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. group, also received an email message ordering it to pay a rensom in bitcoins in return for a ...

Jul 7, 2015

Defense personnel data feared leaked after cyberattack on hotel

Data about defense personnel may have been leaked after a cyberattack in May compromised computers at a Tokyo hotel mainly used by Defense Ministry officials and Self-Defense Forces personnel, sources said Tuesday. A computer at Hotel Grand Hill Ichigaya, run by the mutual aid ...

U.S. names China as prime suspect in government hacking: WSJ

Jun 26, 2015

U.S. names China as prime suspect in government hacking: WSJ

America’s intelligence chief said on Thursday that China was the top suspect in a hack of a U.S. agency that compromised the personnel records of millions of Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The comments from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cyberattack takes down Canada government websites; Anonymous claims credit

Several Canadian government websites and servers were taken down in a cyberattack on Wednesday, the government said, with the hacking group Anonymous taking responsibility in what it said was retaliation for a new anti-terrorism law passed by Canada’s lawmakers. The general website for government ...

Sony taps Tom Rothman of 'Titanic' fame to head movie studio

Feb 25, 2015

Sony taps Tom Rothman of 'Titanic' fame to head movie studio

Sony Pictures Entertainment has named veteran film executive Tom Rothman, a force behind all-time top-grossing blockbusters “Titanic” and “Avatar,” to head its movie studio in a shuffle prompted by the fallout from the recent cyberattack. Rothman, 60, takes over for Amy Pascal, who suffered ...

Feb 4, 2015

Sony cuts full-year net loss forecast to $1.4 billion

Sony on Wednesday cut its full-year loss forecast by more than a quarter to ¥170 billion, thanks to a weak yen and improving smartphone sales. But it warned of further job cuts as part of its sweeping corporate overhaul. The revised number for the ...