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Pentagon confident on sharing intelligence with Japan despite China hacking report

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Why do we hear of these “unfortunate happenings” to the Japanese Gov from outside Japan? What are Japanese journalists doing, just waiting for a press release?

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I honestly can’t understand why the Japanese government could even trust the United states after Edward Snowden’s revelations that the Japanese government was being spied on by the United States for so many years.

I guess it’s typical of both countries to let bygones be bygones as long as it’s in the name of fighting China or so they say.

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Yeah, the US just won't share anything actually critical.

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Good ole China, always trying to stop democracy…. I’m glad the free world is finally waking up to this threat.

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""Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular press briefing on Tuesday Japan could not confirm whether any security information had been leaked.""

Wow, this statement in itself is Hacked too, LOL

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What are Japanese journalists doing, just waiting for a press release?

American sources tend to talk to American media.

A bigger question for me is why America is leaking this stuff to the media in the first place rather than talking to Japan.

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They did talk to Japan. People flew to Japan during the pandemic to address it. They knew the Chinese were still within the Japanese systems. They offered technical assistance. Japan didn’t really want assistance. They wanted to do the Japanese way.

This has been going on for years and still not resolved. I don’t believe for a minute US is exchanging critical intelligence with Japan anymore.

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Just feed em dud intel.

Muddy the waters

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Bad idea if true. The Japanese don't have the chops for this kind of cyber sleuthing and counter-sleuthing.

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The CIA, NSA, NRO, DIA and all of the other acronymic agencies can just fax the information to Japan. That's probably as secure as it gets!

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The hackers even got the PIN of Kishida's MyNumber card.

Now he has to change it before the Chinese claim his ¥1000 in MyNumber points.

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Not at all surprised by this article. Japan is popular amongst hackers as their network security is weak and tend to pay the ransom out of fear of public embarrassment. Japanese companies/government rely too heavily on Japanese system integrators (SI) who are glorified project managers with NO technical ability and knowledge.

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YamanekoToday 03:09 pm JST

TaiwanisNotChina Aug 6 09:22 am JST

" young people " can be denigrated as much as we want as that is not a protected group

You really shouldn't have written that !

You're an older man, Jack Burton. I don't know why this statement delights you so much.

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The catch is how the Pentagon came to know Japan's defense networks had been hacked by Chinese hackers before Japan's ministry of defense knew it.

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All countries do hacking, no exception. Japan should send congratulations to China 's success. Spy war is like an Olympic games of competition in brains and strategy

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More budget is needed to prevent unauthorized access from China to the Japanese government and companies.

We must also counter the Chinese military that illegally invades Japan's territory and territorial waters, including the Senkaku Islands.

After all, China is an aggressor nation, and it is only an enemy country of Japan.

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Chinese military hackers gained access to most sensitive defense networks.

The Chinese could knew the Japanese anti submarine capabilities or related information, then they are already half won the imminent war !

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There could be a "Richard Sorge" working for China in Japan. Can be a man or woman who is sympathetic with China's struggle and hatred of U.S.

Sorge was a German reporter who tipped vital stragetic information to Stalin in 1941 that saved the Soviet Union and the tide of W.W.2. History always repeat with hero's who made it behind curtains.

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The Pentagon said on Tuesday it was confident about sharing intelligence with Japan..............But is Japan or any other nation confident of sharing intelligence with the USA, given their appalling cyber security network.

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