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Government: Japan endured 25 billion cyberattacks in 2014 alone

The Japanese government, companies and users endured 25 billion cyberattacks in 2014 alone

By Michael Hatamoto from Feb 17, 2015 @ 22:25 CST

Japanese infrastructure endured 25.6 billion cyberattacks in 2014 alone, with 40 percent reportedly traced back to Chinese sources, according to Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

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It wouldn't be surprising to hear Japan faced a large number of cyberattacks tied to China, especially with political turbulence between Tokyo and Beijing. There were a number of attacks originating from the United States, South Korea and Russia - as cybersecurity efforts continue to grow.

When the survey was first conducted, in 2005, there were just 310 million cyberattacks detected by the Japanese government. The latest NICT report discovered a growing number of attacks aimed at compromising home and business routers, IoT-enabled systems, networks, and security cameras.

Much like other foreign governments, the Japanese government has called for increased efforts to protect its networks from foreign-based cyberattacks.

NEWS SOURCES:Zdnet.com, Tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com

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