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U.S., Japan to enhance coordination to head off ransomware attacks 

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri front-paged the disclosure by several GOJ sources that the U.S. and Japanese governments have decided to take coordinated steps to counter ransomware attacks from China and Russia based on the belief that such online incidents constitute a national security threat. The two sides are reportedly set to confirm during the upcoming virtual 2+2 foreign and defense ministerial meeting in early January greater sharing of relevant information and increased cooperation for developing know-how on identifying perpetrators and making commercial firms’ computer networks resilient.     

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