Jamie Tarabay
Both the U.S. and U.K. have announced sanctions against Chinese nationals for cybercrimes.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
U.S. and U.K. accuse China of broad cyberattacks and voter data theft
The revelations add to a growing list of cybersecurity breaches that the U.S. and its allies say are backed by the Chinese government.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern in Taiwan as the island sits at the center of U.S.-China tensions and has a critical presidential election in January.
Dec 12, 2023
Taiwan taps experts and U.S. to prepare banks for cyberattacks
Officials in Taipei are consulting security experts from the U.S. Treasury Department and American cybersecurity specialists to simulate attacks.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2023
Musk ultimatum to Taiwan imperils its push to war-proof internet
His Starlink network offers one solution, but Taiwan’s is wary of the billionaire and his deep business ties to Beijing.
Japan Times
May 30, 2023
Taiwan rushes to prevent China from cutting off internet and phones
Taiwan’s leaders want to accelerate plans to make the island more resilient to communications breakdowns and direct attacks on its digital infrastructure.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2023
Cybersecurity nightmare in Japan is everyone else’s problem, too
Within some Japanese companies, there is resistance to disclosing attacks and upgrading systems, which stems from societal norms around assigning blame, some analysts say.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2022
Claim of TikTok breach spotlights viral app’s lure as target
TikTok surpassed a billion monthly users a year ago and now ranks as many young people's favorite app, making it an enticing target for hackers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 1, 2022
Honor among thieves? Ransomware gang exposed in data leak after backing Russia.
Chat logs and internal recriminations dating back 13 months were released to the public after ransomware-as-a-service group Conti declared it stood behind Putin in Ukraine.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2022
Olympic athletes told to leave phones at home to dodge spying in China
Beijing has promised the world's top athletes access to a partially unfettered internet during the Winter Games, but security experts say there are reasons to exercise caution.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2021
Chinese spies accused of using Huawei in secret Australia telecom hack
An investigation has found a key piece of evidence underpinning U.S. warnings that Huawei products pose a national security risk for any countries that use them.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2021
China's PCR test kit orders spiked months before it raised COVID-19 alarm, says report
The lead researcher on the paper, a retired intelligence officer, said details of some contracts may suggest officials were investigating a new human disease in the latter half of 2019.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2021
Obscure cyberagency becomes nemesis of China's tech giants
Companies with large pools of user data now need approval for listings abroad.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2021
Myanmar citizens use protester toolkit to skirt internet ban
The moves follow the lead of protesters in Hong Kong, Belarus and elsewhere who have found creative ways around government internet restrictions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 5, 2021
How a dated cyberattack brought a stock exchange to its knees
The website of the New Zealand Stock Exchange slowed to a crawl on a Tuesday afternoon in August. It was so badly throttled that the exchange couldn’t post market announcements, as required by financial regulators. So with an hour left for trading, management shut the entire operation down.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2021
Governments exploit COVID-19 tracing data for other uses, risking backlash
In Singapore, public support for a contact tracing app took a hit after authorities disclosed in January that police had used the app's data in a murder investigation.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2020
Big Tech’s China faceoff risks sparking exodus from Hong Kong
Facebook, Google and Twitter are headed toward a showdown with China that could end up making Hong Kong feel more like Beijing.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2020
Arrested under new law, Hong Kong protesters get swabbed for DNA
Police made their first arrests last week under a sweeping new security law imposed by China, taking 10 protesters into custody.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2020
China’s Great Firewall looms over Hong Kong as surveillance grows
Residents and activists worry that proposed national security legislation will further encroach on civil liberties in the former British colony.


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