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Japan sees 25 bil cyberattacks in 2014; 40% from China

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Any developed society is vulnerable to cyber attack. China, too. Ultimately all nations need to bolster their defenses and to collaborate with others to do so. This is complicated because nations also like to snoop on others, and so all will hold back something. The answer is to find a body of goods that all want to protect, like infrastructure and financial institutions, and then reach agreements.

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Why does China have access to the outside internet again? To annoy the rest of the world?

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If Japan wants to compete with this, they need to increase their cyber defense, and perhaps offense, as well. This is a new day and age. Attacks don't always come in the form of bullets or paper, but digital information. What is the best way to do that? Allocate money into a cyber defense budget and train some able-minded Japanese men and women.

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40% originated in China, while South Korea, Russia and the United States also figured prominently

I'm not surprised by China, South Korea and Russia, since they're all embroiled in territorial disputes with Japan, but America? After the allegations of them spying on pretty much all of Europe? Looks like the US will never learn. Oh I'm sure it wasn't all from the government, but I'm sure some of it was.

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More than 25 billion cyberattacks on the Japanese government and other bodies were logged in 2014

Really? that much? seems to be over inflated that would be 6,849,315 per-day or 285,388 per-hour or 4,756 per-minute or 79 per second

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China's cyber agenda: crack down online freedom of speech inside, increase hacking and spying on the outside. Looks like big China has an enormous interest in their dangerous arch enemy Japan.

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Superpowers care little about issues of sovereignty, privacy and social justice and are such for a reason, protecting their power at any cost.

News today also about the US National Security Agency (NSA) installing spyware on computers around the world. Apparently an encryption group in the US government has carried out "sophisticated network exploitation" since 1996.

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/nsa-kaspersky-lab-russia-equation-group/

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Allocate money into a cyber defense budget and train some able-minded Japanese men and women.

Um, it's because of able-minded Japanese men and women, they know of these attacks. People really need to keep in mind there are some brilliant people in the IT industry here, as well as other fields.

Regardless, Japan is just as vulnerable as anywhere else for the same reasons. Hence every other country complaining about Chinese hacking, including Chinese people.

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Blame the big businesses. They share technologies and we consumers support them financially. The Chinese patent offices are full of of outside patents the chinese requires an open book to build a plant. Blame ourselves to consume Made in China products.

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Sciapanteist, why does America have access to the internet? To spy on the rest of the world.

The point is everyone should have access. Most of the vulnerabilities exist because of security holes that are put in software so that governments, especially that of the U.S., can spy one people.

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You know what I see in all this? A huge moneymaking opportunity for Japanese.

Use your technological know-how to first develop an anti-hacking industry and then market your protections to the rest of the world. You know you have what it takes to do this, you can best China or anyone else, and it could soon translate to creating thousands of high-paying jobs here inside the country.

This is what you should be investing in, not more unnecessary bridges and roads.

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Maybe if the prime minister and his staff stop visiting Yasakuni maybe some of the attacks will subside. I doubt it tho.

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japan is bolstering their defence against cyber terrorism, this is why they are able to detect so many in the first place. secondly they have allocated a large budget specifically for this, Im more concerned about some of the privatised banks though.

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I imagine that the incredibly high number of attacks is correlated to China's incredibly high population. If China had a population of 500 million, the attacks would be halved and if China's population were doubled, the cyber attacks would be around 80%

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The US is still at the forefront in terms of anti hacking and software development, far and beyond anyone else to date.

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This cyber attack means Japan must "keep eye " on China to prevent them from domineering Japan and the world.

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The US is still at the forefront in terms of anti hacking and software development, far and beyond anyone else to date.

Then its pretty embarrassing how the US government proclaimed themselves the injured party so loudly when Gary McKinnon hacked into military and NASA computers doing no more harm than leaving a message to tell them their security was rubbish.

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China should stop attacking Japan's network. China behave yourself !

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dctokyo2002Feb. 18, 2015 - 09:31AM JST More than 25 billion cyberattacks on the Japanese government and other bodies were logged in 2014 Really? that much? seems to be over inflated that would be 6,849,315 per-day or 285,388 per-hour or 4,756 per-minute or 79 per second

The attacks are for the most part automated, brute force "attacks" (more like knocking on the door and then trying it) using port scanners, password dictionaries and scripts exploiting vulnerabilities. They are mostly carried out by compromised machines (zombie computers), spreading out the sources of attacks and hiding who is behind.

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For a country that tightly controls its internet, there sure are too high a proportion of cyberattacks coming from China!

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