Aug 18, 2014

JR East shuts Suica point website after 296,000 illegal accesses

Information on 756 commuters use JR East’s Suica point-conversion website may have been compromised, East Japan Railway Co. revealed Monday. The railway, recently at the center of a growing number of big data scandals, temporarily closed the website and said no financial damage had ...

Mar 19, 2014

JR East hit by wave of Suica account hacking

East Japan Railway Co. has suspended a credit-swapping service for its Suica electronic fare card users after detecting a wave of unauthorized log-in attempts on its website. JR East said Tuesday it found signs of unauthorized access to its Suica Point Club website at ...

Cash users to take brunt of fare hikes

Oct 31, 2013

Cash users to take brunt of fare hikes

Rail and bus operators will raise fares for cash and smart-card users to reflect the 3-point consumption tax hike set for April 1, but they are split over how much to raise the fares. The government will allow the operators to raise fares in ...