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CYBERATTACKS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2022
Japan will monitor China, new economic security minister says
Sanae Takaichi, known for her hawkish stance toward Japan's powerful neighbor, took her post this month amid increasing government awareness of economic security.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 29, 2022
Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests
The sudden plunge in crypto values complicates Pyongyang's ability to cash in and may affect how it plans to fund its weapons programs.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 4, 2022
Russia’s war has been brutal, but Putin has shown some restraint. Why?
Officials are debating the Kremlin's calculations in not trying harder to halt arms shipments. Analysts wonder whether a bigger mobilization by Moscow is on the horizon.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 19, 2022
Cyberattacks on Ukraine could spread globally
As warfare becomes more digital, it is getting harder to dismiss geopolitical conflicts as distant and isolated.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 15, 2022
North Korea stole $400 million of cryptocurrency in 2021, report says
The haul marked a 40% increase from a year before, the report from blockchain research firm Chainalysis said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 15, 2022
Russia detains REvil ransomware hackers at request of U.S. 
The Biden administration praised the Kremlin for detaining members of the notorious REvil ransomware gang at the request of the U.S. in a sweeping operation across Russia.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 4, 2021
U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware
Apple Inc. iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 22, 2021
Chinese hackers target Indian agency and media company, report says
The agency, the Unique Identification Authority of India, holds the private biometric information of more than 1 billion Indian citizens.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 29, 2021
Japan has no time to waste in boosting its cyberdefenses
The country should look to the U.S. for an example of how to deal with cyberattacks and threats in an effective way.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 21, 2020
The SolarWinds cybersecurity wake-up call
The SolarWinds attack unfolded over many months, and coincided with governments' latest negotiations to strengthen and clarify cyber norms.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 4, 2020
IBM says cyberattacks are targeting vaccine distribution operations
The attacks appear intended to steal the credentials of executives and officials at global organizations involved in the refrigeration process necessary to protect vaccine doses.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 10, 2020
A ‘new normal’ in cyberwar should scare us to action
Cyber capabilities are much less expensive to develop and easier to acquire than traditional warfare — and can be just as destructive.
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2020
Arms-curbing Wassenaar Arrangement agrees to add military-grade software and chip tech to export control list
A group of 42 countries including Japan and the U.S. have agreed to add military-grade software and manufacturing technology for weapons-capable chip parts to an international list of items subject to export controls in an effort to counter cyberattacks and other threats, sources said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 6, 2019
Defending the perimeter isn't enough on election hacking
The to-do list for 2020: Eliminate passwords, add end-to-end encryption, counter look-alike accounts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 22, 2019
Russian accounts targeted U.S. voters on Instagram ahead of 2020 election, Facebook says
A network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia has targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year's presidential election and posed as local people in U.S. states including Virginia and Florida, Facebook said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 12, 2019
China's Huawei claims it faces 1 million cyberattacks per day
Huawei Technologies Co., China's tech giant that is a leader in next-generation 5G mobile communications networks, is experiencing around 1 million cyberattacks a day from both inside and outside the country, a company executive said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 27, 2019
Hackers reportedly tried to steal Airbus secrets via contractors, with China link suspected
A series of cyberattacks on Airbus in the past few months was conducted via the computer systems of its suppliers and security sources suspect a link to China, AFP news agency reported on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 26, 2019
Trump cites Crowdstrike cybersecurity firm in cryptic remark to Ukraine leader
President Donald Trump's call with his Ukrainian counterpart contained an intriguing, if incomplete, reference to the cybersecurity company Crowdstrike Inc.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 14, 2019
U.S. sanctions North Korean hackers for Swift hack, WannaCry and other cyberattacks that fund its weapons programs
The U.S. sanctioned three North Korean state-sponsored groups that it says were responsible for hacking the Swift interbank messaging system and a ransomware attack called WannaCry 2.0 that crippled Britain's National Health Service and Renault SA factories across Europe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 13, 2019
U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies
The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei's technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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