Tag - cyberattack



Japan Times
Jan 1, 2019
'Workaround systems' help print U.S. newspapers hit by cyberattack: source
Tribune Publishing Co. used "workaround systems" to help print major U.S. newspapers including the Los Angeles Times on Sunday and Monday as the company recovers from a cyberattack, a source familiar with the operation said.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 20, 2018
EU probes suspected China hack of diplomatic communications, including those on Trump concerns
The European Union is investigating a cyberattack of its diplomatic communications, allegedly by Chinese hackers, that revealed EU concern about U.S. Donald Trump, Russia and Iran, the bloc said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2018
U.S. warns of new hacking spree from group linked to Beijing after lull
The U.S. government on Wednesday warned that a hacking group widely known as cloudhopper, which Western cybersecurity firms have linked to the Chinese government, has launched attacks on technology service providers in a campaign to steal data from their clients.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2018
Hackers at 'China's MIT' targeted U.S. firms, government after Alaska trade mission: researchers
Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2018
Kremlin issues denial as German intel suspects Russia behind cyberattack on energy firms
Russia was probably behind a widespread cyberattack on German energy providers disclosed last week, the head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency told the RND newspaper chain.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 9, 2018
Arizona election database targeted in 2016 by criminals, not Russia, official claims
A hack on an Arizona election database during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign was carried out by suspected criminal actors and not the Russian government, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Sunday.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2018
The real cyberthreat facing us
Steps must be taken to secure electric grids, payment networks and water systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 2, 2018
Trail of Coincheck's stolen cryptocurrency leads to Canada: researcher
Some of the funds stolen from Coincheck Inc. in the $500 million heist have been traced to a cryptocurrency exchange in Canada, according researcher BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2018
White House joins U.K. in blaming Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyberattack
The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating NotPetya cyberattack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2017
Hackers breach safety system and halt operations at critical infrastructure facility in 'watershed' cyberattack: experts
Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently breached safety systems at a critical infrastructure facility, in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyberinvestigators and the firm whose software was targeted.
Japan Times
Sep 15, 2017
FTC probes Equifax, which top Democrat Schumer likens to Enron, as CEO agrees to go before Congress
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc.'s massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 2, 2017
Cyberattacks seen as top threat in Japan in survey dominated by Islamic State, climate change
The Islamic State militant group and global climate change dominated responses in a global survey of what people around the world see as major threats to their countries.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 1, 2017
HBO says data hacked; media say unaired 'Game of Thrones' segment targeted
U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones."
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2017
Sales of cyberattack insurance tripled in 2016, top insurers say
Three major nonlife insurance companies saw sales of cyberattack policies more than triple to over 1,000 clients combined in fiscal 2016.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2017
Ukraine's Cyber Police seize servers of accounting software firm after global malware attack
Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus that crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2017
Global cyberattack just a cover for malware installation in Ukraine computer infrastructure: police official
The primary target of a crippling computer virus that spread from Ukraine across the world this week is highly likely to have been that country's computer infrastructure, a top Ukrainian police official told Reuters on Thursday.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2017
Global cyberattack seen having links to WannaCry mayhem, indicating firms still not securing networks
A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.
May 15, 2017
The 'WannaCry' wake-up call
The deepening integration of information technologies into all facets of daily life has created dangerous vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.
Japan Times
May 13, 2017
Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack
A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday.
Jan 5, 2017
Government to hold massive anti-cyberattack drill for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The government is set to hold a large-scale drill aimed at countering cyberattacks by the end of March in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, government sources said Thursday.


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