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60% of Japanese worried about cyber terrorism

  • November 26, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri and Mainichi reported on the results of a nationwide survey conducted by the Cabinet Office gauging public opinion about the impact of scientific technology on society. When asked what kind of issues make them concerned about the development of scientific technology, 61% of respondents cited cyber terrorism and crimes using information technology. Noting that the number of people expressing concern about IT-related crimes rose by 17.2 points from the previous survey conducted seven years ago, Yomiuri wrote that the recent increase in cyber terrorism in the world has affected the views of the Japanese public.

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