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Coincheck cyber-thieves attempting to move, sell off NEM cryptocurrency

The developers of NEM (or XEM) cryptocurrency claim they have traced US$ 533 million (£374 million) in digital coins stolen from hacked crypto exchange Coincheck to an anonymous account.

Owners of hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange owed £302 million

On Sunday it was announced that Coincheck Inc would return 46.3 billion Yen (£302 million) of virtual money to its owners after hackers stole the amount last week in one of the biggest-ever virtual money thefts, according to Reuters.

Japan to Join the NATO CCDCOE in Tallinn

Japan is to join the ATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia which the organisation said in a statement will further strengthen the knowledge base and reach of the 20-nation-strong centre.

Ursnif banking malware surges in Japan, banks and payment card Cos hit

Malspam campaigns designed to spread the Ursnif banking trojan have been heavily targeting Japanese banks and payment card providers in 2017, especially since September, according to IBM'sX-Force research team.

Analysis: Japanese ATM super-raiders bag £9m in 3 hours

Japanese criminals exploit stolen South African bank data to withdraw 1.4 billion Japanese yen (£9 million) using cloned bank cards.

Chinese hackers rob over 18M user credentials via Japanese server

Over 18 million user credentials have been found on a server of a Japanese company who let Chinese hackers use it in their attacks.

2 million sets of personal records stolen in 2015 Japanese cyber-attacks

At least 2.07 million data sets with personal information have been leaked or feared leaked from 140 organisations in Japan during 2015.

Japanese minister warns of ISIS attacks in the near future

Following two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris, cabinet minister, Taro Kono, of Japan stated in an interview that his country is at risk of cyber-attacks by Daesh (ISIS)