Mostly Cloudy
24°CTue :Thunderstorms Early. High: 33 Low: 21

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyber attack capability

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyber attack capability

Tokyo: Japan is reportedly seeking to curb the increased cyberattacks on the nation’s government systems and in a bid to have the ability to counter the attacks by a foreign nation, it is mulling over plans to cooperate with the US that has the most sophisticated counterattack technology.

A source said that the ability would include being able to attack a server in self-defense if government computer systems were attacked.

According to a local news daily, the Japanese government plans to set up a ‘cyberdefense task force’ within the Self-Defense Forces next March and the defense ministry along with other government agencies have begun compiling concrete measures to wage a counterattack.

The source said that the Japanese officials are considering waging distributed denial-of-service attacks that send huge amounts of data to offending servers.

A senior official has pointed that US cooperation is indispensable for such a task because identifying the source of cyberattack requires very sophisticated computer technology.

However, as counterattacks can also violate a Japanese law banning unauthorized access to servers and computers, the government is also planning to scrutinize the legal problems that might arise in obtaining counterattack capability, the report added.

 

Top Stories

pomegranate-628x363-TS-160590221

Five capable wellbeing profits of consuming pomegranate!

September-02-2014
Pomegranate (natural name is Punica granatum) is a tasty foods grown from the ground, as well as high in sustenance. Rich in
abhi-ash_650_090214050713

Hubby Bachchan convinced Aishwarya Rai to take up Jazbaa

September-02-2014
Guess who was behind Aishwarya Rai’s decision to sign an action-thriller as her comeback vehicle? Yes, it was none other than her
TCS_Logo_Reuters

TCS, HCL Tech, Mahindra among dozen Indian cos in Forbes Asia’s Fab 50 rundown

September-02-2014
New Delhi: twelve Indian organizations figure in the 2014 Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 rundown of the region’s'best enormous traded on an open
bull-bear-market-4_slide

Sensex crosses 27000 imprint, Nifty hit new high on bringing down present record shortage; Cipla most astounding gainer

September-02-2014
The BSE Sensex today climbed by 151 focuses to surpass the 27,000-imprint shockingly and Nifty hit the record 8,100-level on purchasing by
224573-enough

Indeed schools and courts ought to have against inappropriate behavior manages set up

September-02-2014
The 20-part panel headed by resigned Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari has suggested adherence to the Vishakha rules, framed to handle lewd behavior at
social_welfare_16-9_0111_356

‘Love Jihad’: Improbability & test of change

September-02-2014
Leaving aside some narrative occurrences of between public affection and transformations to Islam coming about because of these contacts, the truth of