Japan conducts cyberattack drill as part of 2020 Tokyo Games preparations

Dec 7, 2016

Japan conducts cyberattack drill as part of 2020 Tokyo Games preparations

The government conducted on Wednesday a large-scale drill to prepare for cyberattacks against infrastructure operators, such as electricity suppliers, transport firms and information and telecommunications service providers, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The annual drill, launched in 2006, was held in Tokyo ...

/ Mar 12, 2014

Brokerage watchdog warns of bitcoin risks

The bitcoin digital currency can expose people to significant losses, fraud and theft, and the lure of a potential quick profit should not blind investors to its significant risks, a brokerage industry watchdog warns. In an investor alert titled "Bitcoin: More than a Bit Risky," ...

Mt. Gox safe from U.S. suits in bankruptcy case

/ Mar 11, 2014

Mt. Gox safe from U.S. suits in bankruptcy case

Mt. Gox Co., the bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo after millions of dollars' worth of virtual currency vanished from customer accounts, won a temporary halt to lawsuits it faces in the U.S. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas agreed Monday to ...

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

/ Mar 5, 2014

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

A Canada-based bank specializing in bitcoins said it has closed after computer hackers stole its digital currency. The closure of the Flexcoin bank comes only a week after the collapse of Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange. The Japan-based Mt. Gox also linked its demise ...