Tag - cybersecurity



The trove of leaked documents show that I-Soon, a private security company competing for Chinese government contracts, had successfully hacked into government offices in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea, among others.
Feb 22, 2024
Leak shows China firm hacked foreign governments, activists
The leaked data posted anonymously last week on online software repository GitHub "reveals the maturing nature of China's cyber espionage ecosystem."
A building in Manila where a group of Japanese individuals engaged in fraud
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 8, 2024
Cyber and phone fraud cases in Japan surge, marking 15-year high
National Police Agency officials say that it is premature to conclude that public safety in Japan has deteriorated.
Since 2006, North Korea has been subject to sanctions, which the U.N. Security Council has repeatedly strengthened to try and cut off funding for its weapons of mass destruction development.
Feb 8, 2024
U.N. experts investigate cyberattacks worth $3 billion by North Korea
Monitors wrote that the funds reportedly help the country's development of weapons of mass destruction.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday
Feb 5, 2024
Classified Japanese diplomatic info leaked after Chinese cyberattacks
Japan has lagged behind other developed countries in the development of its cybersecurity defenses.
A Chinese hacking group known as Volt Typhoon has alarmed intelligence officials, who say it is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
What is Volt Typhoon, the alleged China-backed hacking group?
Intelligence officials say the group is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has increasingly focused on hacking from China, Russia and elsewhere.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
U.S. disabled Chinese hackers targeting infrastructure: sources
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has increasingly focused on hacking from China, Russia and elsewhere.
The drop in funds stolen by North Korean hackers mirrors a larger trend in the cryptocurrency security landscape: an overall decline in hacks of the once-lucrative decentralized finance, or DeFi, protocols.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2024
North Korean hackers targeting crypto more but stealing less: report
The drop in funds stolen by North Korean hackers mirrors a larger trend in the cryptocurrency security landscape.
Microsoft said a Russian-linked hacking group attacked its corporate systems, but said the group doesn’t appear to have accessed customers’ systems or Microsoft servers that run outward-facing products.
Jan 20, 2024
Microsoft says Russia-linked group hacked employee emails
The company said it’s acting immediately to fix older systems, which will probably cause some disruption.
Elon Musk attends an interview in New York on Nov. 29.
Jan 10, 2024
SEC’s ‘compromised’ account amplifies X mistrust, security concerns
The high-profile breach comes at a time when X and billionaire owner Elon Musk are seeking to win back trust from both users and advertisers.
A scientist works on a quantum computer at the IBM Quantum lab in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Jan 3, 2024
Your money may not survive a quantum heist
Prime numbers have served the internet age well, but the private sector and public authorities can no longer take their continued guardianship for granted.
Public scrutiny is key to defending internet privacy amid growing calls by governments for more surveillance.
Dec 27, 2023
Time to curb government internet surveillance
Democracies are often leading the internet surveillance charge, inadvertently paving the way for the world’s autocrats.
People's Liberation Army forces walk near the Sagaing Region of Myanmar on Nov. 23.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2023
China is using Myanmar civil war to destroy cyber scam networks
The ruling Communist Party is cracking down on criminal gangs that have scammed, kidnapped and tortured its citizens
The Palace of Westminster in London. Russia's intelligence service has carried out a yearslong cyberattack campaign against high-profile politicians, public service staff members, journalists and others, the British government said on Dec. 7.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
U.K. government at high risk of ‘catastrophic’ cyberattack
Departments responsible for national infrastructure across the government are running outdated systems that put them in danger of a breach.
Participants at the Japan-U.S.-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region speak with each other during a hands-on training exercise in Tokyo on Oct. 12.
Dec 12, 2023
Boosting regional cybersecurity is critical in a connected world
In a bid to tackle the issue, Japan and eight members of ASEAN have agreed to strengthen private-sector cybersecurity collaboration.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern in Taiwan as the island sits at the center of U.S.-China tensions and has a critical presidential election in January.
Dec 12, 2023
Taiwan taps experts and U.S. to prepare banks for cyberattacks
Officials in Taipei are consulting security experts from the U.S. Treasury Department and American cybersecurity specialists to simulate attacks.
More than 40% of consumers in Japan have been swindled by websites or apps using "dark patterns," a survey has found.
Dec 11, 2023
Over 40% of consumers in Japan fall prey to 'dark pattern' sites
Deceptive web or app designs known as "dark patterns" trick consumers into making choices they would not have otherwise made.
Interior and security ministers from the Group of Seven major countries meet in the city of Mito, in Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday to step up cooperation in the fight against cross-border organized fraud.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 11, 2023
G7 agrees in Japan to enhance cooperation against organized fraud
Ministers from the bloc agreed that their countries should strengthen support for developing countries from which fraudulent phone calls are made.
U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan (left), South Korean national security adviser Cho Tae-yong (center) and secretary-general of Japan's National Security Secretariat, Takeo Akiba, at a news conference in Seoul on Saturday.
Dec 9, 2023
Japan, U.S., South Korea to step up action on North's cyberthreats
The national security advisers of the three countries met in Seoul on Saturday as Pyongyang warned that it would deploy more spy satellites.
An internal network at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, has been subjected to unauthorized access.
Nov 29, 2023
Japan space agency server likely hit by unauthorized access attack
Sources said the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency was not aware that the breach may have occurred sometime during the summer until contacted by police.
As many as 440,000 items of personal data, including more than 300,000 linked to the Line messaging app, have been leaked.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2023
Line operator says some 440,000 items of personal data leaked
Leaked data related to Line services did not include information regarding bank accounts, credit cards or chat messages in the Line app.


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