97 Anonymous hacking cases in Japan since Sept

Japanese police say the international hacking group Anonymous has attacked at least 97 websites in Japan since September. The National Police Agency says cyber attacks by Anonymous have intensified since September. The group has made online sites of companies and other institutions inaccessible by inundating them with huge volumes of traffic. This tactic is called…

Japan’s anti-terror units better equipped

Anti-terrorism police units in Japan will receive more sophisticated equipment following the deadly attacks in Paris. The National Police Agency has decided anti-firearms squads stationed in major cities should be equipped with bullet-proof vehicles and automatic rifles. Agency officials say the automatic rifles have a longer range than the submachine guns currently in use. The…