Ransomware making costly inroads into online Japan

Reference | FYI Jun 6, 2016

Ransomware making costly inroads into online Japan

by Shusuke Murai

Advances in technology always come at a price. Once just a hacker's toy, the computer virus has evolved into something more sinister. Malware called ransomware, which can hold computer files hostage in exchange for a ransom, is increasing as a menace in Japan. According to IT security ...

Japan its own enemy in improving cybersecurity

National / Crime & Legal Nov 10, 2015

Japan its own enemy in improving cybersecurity

Apart from rogue hackers, criminal organizations or even state-backed cyberwarfare units, Japan's businesses and government agencies are facing a unique cybersecurity foe: themselves. Even with the frequency and severity of cyberattacks increasing rapidly worldwide, efforts by the world's third-largest economy to improve its data security ...