At 9 p.m. on July 24, 2020, as the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games reaches its climax, the playing of the Japanese national anthem is abruptly disrupted with the blasting of the prelude to Goerges Bizet’s “Carmen” — and all lights go off and turn the newly built National Stadium pitch-dark. Spectators do not understand what is happening until they see on a big screen a message saying, “Hey Japan, stop killing dolphins!”

This is a totally hypothetical scenario, but the chances of such disaster becoming a reality cannot be ruled out altogether, since cyberattacks against Japan are being launched clandestinely but in growing numbers even today.

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