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RANSOMWARE

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2022
A rookie mistake shows hackers aren't all geniuses
When a ransomware attacker isn't up to snuff, the damage might be limited.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Russia could use cryptocurrency to blunt the force of U.S. sanctions
Sanctions have been a powerful tool for the U.S. because of the dollar's dominance in the global economy, but today's digital marketplace is changing that.
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
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2021
North America the largest ransomware target, Chainalysis says
North America has been extorted for the most money by ransomware attackers of any region, according to a new report.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2021
Ransomware attacks will end, but not anytime soon
Hackers will eventually 'overfish” the pool of ransomware victims. At some point there will be so many attacks that most institutions will have no choice but to respond.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 16, 2021
The increasing credit relevance of cybersecurity
Companies are in a virtual arms race with attackers, so they need to get cyber risk basics right even to have a chance of staying one step ahead.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2021
Don't be the next $5 million hacker payday
Often all it takes is an oblivious worker clicking a tainted e-mail link, or an IT department getting momentarily lazy about computer-system hygiene.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
May 15, 2021
Ransomware is a national security threat. Treat it like one.
In the Colonial Pipeline attack, the perpetrator was identified as a cybercriminal group called DarkSide, which admitted its involvement but said it did not want to cause “social unrest.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS
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.
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2017
Communications ministry to build decoy networks in bid to lure cyberattackers
The communications ministry plans to employ decoy networks to lure cyberattacks in order to garner information and observe patterns that will help prevent future damage from malicious viruses and other forms of attack, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jun 28, 2017
Ransomware the go-to hack for cybercriminals amid bitcoin rally, glut of stolen data
A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to Tuesday's infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals, fueled by powerful leaked U.S. government exploits and the rise of bitcoin and other...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2017
America's dangerous internet delusion
The more we connect our devices and instruments to the internet, the more we create paths for others to use against us.
EDITORIALS
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
JAPAN
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
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jun 6, 2016
Ransomware making costly inroads into online Japan
Advances in technology always come at a price.
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2016
Security firms see China link to 'smash and grab' ransomware attacks, possibly by disgruntled spies
Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cybercrime industry of ransomware, four security firms that investigated attacks on U.S. companies said.

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