Category: Asian News

Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

Google says it believes hackers backed by the North Korean government have been posing as computer security bloggers and using fake accounts on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field. Google didn’t specify how successful the hackers were or what kind of information could have been compromised. Experts say the attacks reflect North Korean efforts to improve […]

Prospects dim for early U.S. return to TPP despite Biden win

Despite former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s defeat of incumbent President Donald Trump in the presidential race, it appears increasingly unlikely that Washington will return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership anytime soon, as expected by Japan and others. During the presidential campaign, Biden did not mention any plan to bring his country back to the TPP […]

Japan set to extend virus emergency for up to another month

Japan began arrangements Saturday to extend the state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic for up to another month in Tokyo and other areas continuing to see a high number of infections, sources familiar with the matter said. The final decision on whether to extend the current virus emergency covering 11 of Japan’s 47 prefectures […]

Family and friends had no clue of 16-year-old Singaporean’s violent plans to attack mosques, anti-Muslim beliefs

The 16-year-old student who planned to attack Muslims here had spent time online researching hate material and sourcing weapons. But his school friends and family had no clue of his online activities and anti-Muslim beliefs, the Internal Security Department said in a briefing last Wednesday (Jan 27). His source of inspiration was Australian white supremacist Brenton […]