Mar 26, 2016

Verizon says security unit breached, client data stolen

Hackers have stolen contact information on a Verizon unit’s business customers in the latest breach of a big company or organization. The New York telecommunications giant said Thursday that its Verizon Enterprise Solutions unit, which provides IT services to big companies, recently discovered and ...

Mar 23, 2016

Ransomware threat growing, aimed at more soft targets

Hackers are stepping up efforts to turn their exploits into cold cash, locking a user’s data unless a ransom is paid, a report found Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2015, so-called ransomware increased 26 percent quarter-over-quarter, according to Intel Security. One single ransomware ...

Jan 25, 2016

Japan to add 40 officials for cybersecurity

The government will add 40 officials to the office in charge fending off cyberattacks against government-related agencies. The move, to take place over the course of fiscal 2016, will increase the number of staff at the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for ...

Aug 21, 2015

Japan government adopts draft cybersecurity strategy

In the wake of massive personal data leaks from the Japan Pension Service, the government Thursday adopted a revised draft of a new cybersecurity strategy that calls for monitoring government-affiliated institutions against cyberattacks. The revised version, adopted at a meeting of the Cybersecurity Strategy ...