Tag - cybercrime



Japan Times
Dec 20, 2021
What the Modi Twitter breach tells us about hackers
Pitching bitcoin has become the Rick Roll of the hacking community — a funny prank rather than a nasty attack.
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
Aug 6, 2018
IPhone chipmaker TSMC races to recover from computer virus, warning of shipment delays
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which makes chips for the iPhone and other devices, has revealed details of its recovery from a debilitating computer virus, and warned of delayed shipments and reduced revenue because of the impact on its factories.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2018
Coincheck hackers believed trying to move stolen cryptocurrency into exchanges
XEM cryptocurrency's creator traces the u00a558 billion in stolen coins to an unidentified account, with its owner trying to move the coins to exchanges where they can be sold.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 7, 2017
Cybercrime reports climb to a record in first half of 2017
The number of reported cybercrimes rose to a record in the first half of 2017, the National Police Agency said Thursday, warning of a new scam in which virtual currency accounts are hacked for illicit money transfers.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2017
Computer ransomware that locks out users flourishes in pay-to-make-it-go-away Japan
Companies and individuals in Japan are finding their computers are increasingly targeted by ransomware — programs that bar victims from accessing important files unless they pay money.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2016
Japan sleeps while cybercriminals get smarter
During a recent trip to the United States, I was in a car with a friend when she received a phone call from her bank, which asked if she had used her debit card that day to make purchases at a certain store. She said she hadn't, indicating someone had hacked into her account. By the time we reached our...
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 22, 2015
Sanrio database leak seen covering info on 3.3 million Hello Kitty fans
A database for Sanrio, the Japanese owner of the Hello Kitty brand, was breached, putting the data of 3.3 million of its users at risk, according to security website CSOonline.com's report.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2015
Europol disrupts cybercrime ring that infected millions of PCs
A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted by European police with assistance from three technology companies, officials said on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2014
Kumamoto teen charged for allegedly bringing down Tokyo game server
In a legal first, Tokyo police on Thursday filed charges against a Kumamoto teen who allegedly disabled a game company's server by using distributed denial-of-service attacks.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 11, 2014
Cybercrime queries hit record high as police confirm new online banking threat
Police agencies received a record number of queries related to cybercrimes in the January-June period, but arrested fewer online criminals. They also confirmed for the first time the existence of a new form of online banking threat known as the man-in-the-browser attack.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 24, 2014
Tokyo police to take on cybercrimals with research group, contractor
The Metropolitan Police Department is planning a new research organization to tackle the nation's growing cybercrime problem, police sources have said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2014
Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145 million records
EBay Inc said that hackers raided its network three months ago, stealing some 145 million user records from a database in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history based on the number of accounts compromised.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2014
Accused cyberriddler changes plea to guilty
A man on trial for allegedly making bomb threats and taunting the media via hijacked computers changes his plea to guilty after being implicated in a fresh incident.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2014
Net bank robberies surged in 2013: NPA
The National Police Agency said Thursday that nearly 3,000 cases of illegal, unauthorized Internet access were logged in 2013, more than double the previous year, as attacks on the nation's online banking systems surged.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Oct 5, 2013
Online drug bazaar's alleged boss paired eBay-style site with heroin, murder plot
The Silk Road website, before being shut this week by the U.S., was a cyber-bazaar of the criminal underworld that connected buyers and sellers of heroin, cocaine and hacking services. It combined eBay-style customer reviews and shipping tips with an open disregard for the law.
Feb 22, 2013
The cybercrime challenge
The arrest this month of a 30-year-old man on suspicion of making anonymous threats by computer poses serious questions for the nation's police.


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