National Feb 26, 2017

'White hat' hackers see rising demand for protection in corporate Japan

"White hat" hackers who spot security vulnerabilities may be one of the most sought-after professions today as Japan's tech firms struggle to cope with the rising threat of cyberattacks. White hats are tasked with guarding computer networks against "black hats," the malicious hackers who infiltrate ...

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

Business / Tech Jan 26, 2017

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

With cyberattacks proliferating worldwide, a Japanese contest for "white hat" hackers supported by organizations including the communications ministry and National Police Agency is gearing up for the final round this weekend. The Security Contest, dubbed Seccon, provides an opportunity for those aspiring to become white ...

National Nov 6, 2014

Nikkei server believed victim of 'domain name hijacking'

The Internet server for the Web edition of the Nikkei daily and its Nikkei Asian Review recently came under cyberattack and was altered to direct viewers to other sites, which may have been infected with computer viruses, according to the daily and other reports. Along ...

National Apr 6, 2014

Bogus websites for mobile gadgets up 20-fold in two years

The number of illicit websites customized for portable devices has surged roughly 20 times over the two years to March, a survey said Sunday. The total was 57,000 as of March 31, up from 2,900 two years ago and 19,000 the year before because security ...