Teleworkers face increased hacking in Japan during Covid-19

Teleworkers face increased hacking in Japan during Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to Kaspersky Labs, a gradual increase of cyberattacks is happening during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis that involves telework in Japan. Hence, greater security and vigilance are needed by organizations and individuals alike. Major cities in Japan have…

US firm alleges China hacking Japan Covid-19 projects: Skepticism is needed

US firm alleges China hacking Japan Covid-19 projects: Skepticism is needed Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga needs a calm head because these days China is being blamed for countless things. Often, without clear evidence that it is related to state involvement. According to an information security firm…

Belarus crackdown prompts Hackers to release info of security forces

Belarus crackdown prompts Hackers to release info of security forces Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Lukashenko of Belarus is using the state apparatus against opposition forces. This applies to mass arrests and other methods of coercion. At the same time, the Russian Federation is increasing its support of Lukashenko. However,…

Moscow Develops Next-Generation Combat Infantry System

Moscow Develops Next-Generation Combat Infantry System Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Moscow plans to develop and introduce next-generation infantry combat systems (ICS) to further advance this high-technology feature of the modern and future Russian soldier. The current Ratnik (“Warrior”) ICS will be replaced, by 2025, with the new Sotnik (“Centurion”)…

Iran hit by many recent mysterious explosions: Israel, cyberwars, and shadows

Iran hit by many recent mysterious explosions: Israel, cyberwars, and shadows Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Iran is reeling this year from the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani on the orders of President Donald Trump of America – to Iran accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian civilian plane that killed 176 individuals.…

Russian Navy Prioritizes Tsirkon Hypersonic Missiles

Russian Navy Prioritizes Tsirkon Hypersonic Missiles Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Moscow’s political-military leadership places growing emphasis on long-range stand-off precision strike systems as a key element in its ongoing modernization program, complementing efforts to strengthen “pre-nuclear” deterrence and offering additional conventional capabilities. One emerging pattern is to equip Russia’s…

The United Kingdom and the Huawei 5G fine balance between America and China

The United Kingdom and the Huawei 5G fine balance between America and China Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom (UK) sought to placate America and China. Of course, it appears that America will be slightly aggrieved and disappointed while China is more upbeat. Either…

Russia Adopts National Strategy for Development of Artificial Intelligence

Russia Adopts National Strategy for Development of Artificial Intelligence Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Sergey Sukhankin The Jamestown Foundation On October 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence (NSDAI) for the period until 2030. During the unveiling of the new strategy, Putin noted that “the global market…

Banking Trojans from Zbot to Goz

Banking Trojans from Zbot to Goz Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times Banking Trojans increase by 16% in 2018 Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Solutions has raised an alarm over the skyrocketing number of cyberattacks with popular malware, Banking Trojans. According to the cybersecurity company, Banking Trojans attacked about 889,452 users of its anti-phishing software…

Financial solution for cyberattacks should entail cyber insurance

Financial solution for cyberattacks should entail cyber insurance Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times Cyberattacks impacting well-known brands In December 2018, the Modern Tokyo Times reported that one of the world’s leading hotel chains, Marriot International, came under heavy cyberattacks. In the report, the Modern Tokyo Times pointed out that the unknown cyber assailants compromised…

Is the WhatsApp under attack by GIFs? 

Is the WhatsApp under attack by GIFs?  Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times WhatsApp chats are vulnerable to malicious GIF – Expert Warns Instant messaging services (IMS) enable users to seamlessly connect with friends, family members and colleagues. With such services, a user can send a very important message to another, and the message is…

Russia’s Advances in Electronic Warfare Capability

Russia’s Advances in Electronic Warfare Capability Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Since the reform of Russia’s Armed Forces began in late 2008, Moscow has developed a credible conventional military capability. Among the subset of capabilities over the past decade are the critically important advances in combat support offered by Electronic…

Cyber systems and LockerGoga

Cyber systems and LockerGoga Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  LockerGoga: Are manufacturing companies under threat? I.T.-based companies around the world are investing a sizable fraction of their revenues in building formidable cyber defense systems against viruses. For many of them, devoting a huge sum of their revenues to upgrading their firewalls and antivirus software…

Cyberattacks and NotPetya ransomware

Cyberattacks and NotPetya ransomware Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  Mondelez vs. Zurich case turn the spotlight on insurance companies Much as the widely reported NotPetya malware attacks are gradually disappearing from the headlines, its aftermath still holds sway. Apparently, the Mondelez vs. Zurich Case has become a constant reminder that several companies are still…

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan claims that he desires to solve the protracted territorial dispute with the Russian Federation. Yet, many within the corridors of power in Moscow dispute the sincerity of Japan.…

Learning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming

Learning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming Publication: China Brief By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation   The Opportunities and Challenges of Intelligentization A lack of recent experience in combat is often characterized as a major liability and potential disadvantage for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in any future conflict scenario.…

Is Facebook on the verge of downfall?

Is Facebook on the verge of downfall? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  The Possible Downfall of Facebook Facebook! Facebook! Facebook! Indeed, that name rings a bell. Even in the remotest part of the world, Facebook is a well-known social media (SM) platform. In fact, this mirrors its unparalleled popularity. As a social network, Facebook…

Electronic warfare and Japan: New approach to the Russian Federation?

Electronic warfare and Japan: New approach to the Russian Federation? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is focused on a five-year plan to upgrade areas related to electronic warfare, cyber wars, cyberspace, and other modern military areas. At the same time, Japan understands the growing reality of new…

Russia’s Military Undertaking Growing Role in Creation of ‘Sovereign Internet’

Russia’s Military Undertaking Growing Role in Creation of ‘Sovereign Internet’ Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Russia’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed its involvement in the creation of a “sovereign Internet,” which marks part of its wider efforts to transform its system of military communications. This will involve the Russian military…