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Tokyo Tightens Cyber Defense After Protest

Japan has bolstered the defense of its computer systems in the face of a surge in cyberattacks believed linked to anti-Japanese sentiment in Asia, increasing staff and creating a new agency to coordinate its efforts. Government officials are reluctant to publicly pin the attacks on Chinese and South Korea hackers because of the difficulty of identifying their source, but a surge in attacks coincided with violent anti-Japanese protests last month in China. “I can’t comment on media reports that many of these attacks came from China and South Korea,” said Naoki Miyagi, another center official. “But it’s true that there were provocative messages on Chinese Web sites calling for cyberattacks on Japanese establishments.” Full Story

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