Business | Hacker group attacks on Japan sites surge; JAL ties up with IBM
A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. in this August 3, 2016 file photo.  Reuters/David Becker
A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. in this August 3, 2016 file photo. Reuters/David Becker

Hacker group attacks on Japan sites surge; JAL ties up with IBM

A snapshot summary of some of the headlines in Japan's news media today.

December 8, 2016 8:49 AM (UTC+8)

The hacker group “Anonymous” is suspected to be behind a surge in attacks on Internet homepages of government and public offices in Japan, the Yomiuri newspaper reported. A total of 108 of the cyber attacks have been reported since September raising calls for more preventive measures.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20161207-OYT1T50071.html?from=ytop_main3

Japan Airlines ties up with IBM on aircraft maintenance

Japan Airlines will use statistical analysis software developed by Japan IBM to collect data on aircraft mechanical operations to improve maintenance operations and schedules, the airline announced Wednesday, according to the Nikkei newspaper.
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO10414560X01C16A2TJC000/

Yokohama Mayor suggests city won’t host Olympic volleyball

Review of stadium sites for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics continues with Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi saying it would be “difficult” to host the volleyball competition at the Yokohama Arena, reported the Asahi newspaper citing a press conference on Wednesday.
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJD75RD2JD7ULOB014.html

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