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Malware found sucking up data on new Japanese space agency rocket

Posted December 3, 2012 Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon – a new, AI-enabled rocket – and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It’s only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that’s plagued the agency. Click here to read the full story.

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Japan rolls out stiff fines and jail times for illegal downloads

Posted October 2, 2012 Japan has changed its copyright law to criminalize downloaders for the first time, raising what were previously civil penalties to criminal penalties of up to two years prison time or fines of up to 2 million yen. For more, here’s the story.

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Japan to test phones that will alert if it sounds like you’re being scammed

Posted August 9, 2012 The system detects a phone scammer by analysing stressed-out voices and by recognising typical scammer words like “debt” or “repayment.” Here’s the full story.  

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Trojan may have stolen data from Japanese space agency

Posted January 18, 2012 A data-stealing Trojan horse may have smuggled out login information to gain access to a cargo shuttle that carries food and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS). Read the full story here.

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