Tag Archives: Tokyo

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

31Oct/17

BOJ governor laughs off face recognition technology to predict policy changes

TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 31, 2017) (​TV TOKYO) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday (October 31) laughed off the notion that researchers can use artificial intelligence to analyse his facial expressions and predict changes in monetary policy.
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24Oct/17

Note with Einstein’s theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (OCTOBER 24, 2017) (REUTERS) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote a few words of wisdom about life on a hotel notepad and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday (October 24), a Jerusalem auction house said. Continue reading

20Oct/17

Can AI use Japan bank chief’s face to predict the future?

Artificial intelligence researchers in Japan say they’ve found a way to predict major policy shifts from the country’s central bank by analyzing split-second changes in the facial expression of its governor, Haruhiko Kuroda. Julian Satterthwaite reports. Continue reading

03Oct/17

Japan says ‘unaware’ of Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend’s whereabouts

The Japanese government on Tuesday says it is unaware of any information at this point corroborating Las Vegas police who say the long-time girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is in Tokyo. Continue reading

03Sep/17

North Korea confirms sixth nuclear test

North Korea says its carried out its sixth nuclear test, this time using a newly built hydrogen bomb. The blast is the most powerful to date and caused a significant earthquake. Joel Labi reports Continue reading

06May/17

French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked

PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday night (May 5) that it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign e-mails online one and a half days before voters choose between the centrist candidate and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.

As much as nine gigabytes of data were posted on a profile called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a site that allows anonymous document sharing. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for posting the data or if any of it was genuine.

In a written statement, Macron’s political movement En Marche! (Onwards!) confirmed that it had been hacked.

“The En Marche! Movement has been the victim of a massive and co-ordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information,” the statement said.

An interior ministry official declined to comment, citing French rules that forbid any commentary liable to influence an election, which took effect at midnight on Friday (2200 GMT).

Former economy minister Macron’s campaign has previously complained about attempts to hack its e-mails, blaming Russian interests in part for the cyber attacks.

Researchers with security firm Trend Micro in Tokyo, said they had found evidence that the spy group, dubbed “Pawn Storm”, targeted the Macron campaign with email phishing tricks and attempts to install malware on the campaign site at least in four separate attempts.

02May/17

Fares as high as $10,000 on board Japan luxury sleeper train

Japan’s luxury sleeper train Shiki-shima debuts with tickets that cost as much as $10,000, as popularity for high-end train services grow in Japan.

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