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December 10, 2015

Japanese PM’s Website Targeted in Anonymous Takedown Protesting Whaling

A twitter account of an activist hacker purporting to be a part of the hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken claim for the shutdown of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s personal website.

In a daily briefing on Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed in a daily briefing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s personal website was somewhat restored with limited access, after a targeted takedown.

As revealed by Sputnik News, Suga said:

Access to Abe’s personal website is indeed limited. We do not have information on whether the attack was actually committed by the Anonymous group of hackers.

There has been no specification from [...]

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October 16, 2015

Japan’s Cybercriminals Take Payments in PlayStation Codes

A report from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reveals that the cybercriminal underground in Japan is still only finding its feet despite its potential for tremendous havoc.

Japan may find itself at the crossroads. It faces a growing threat posed by its cybercriminal underground that is still finding its feet and less prolific compared to cybercriminals around the world. It’s a tricky challenge, as law enforcement might also be cornering Japan’s organized crime syndicates do not delve into the darknet to engage in cybercrime.

The entire report titled “The Japanese Underground” by Akira Urano can be found here. [PDF]

In a strikingly similar OPM-like breach, the [...]

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