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Forty nations agree to restrict exports of military-use software to prevent cyberattacks

  • January 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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According to Nikkei, around 40 nations, including the United States and Japan, agreed late last year to include exports of military-use software that could be used for cyberattacks in the framework of an “international export control regime.” The paper noted that although the existing regulations target equipment to be used for weapons, the nations decided to include software based on the judgment that major cyberattacks on military and communications infrastructure could cause serious damage. The paper reported each nation in the group will take domestic measures in 2020 or later based on the agreement, noting that while such nations as the UK, Russia, and India are members; China, North Korea, and Iran are not.

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