Jay Alabaster

Reporter

Jay Alabaster is a reporter for IDG News Service based in Tokyo.


Nintendo fan site hit by illicit logins, 24K accounts accessed

The company said "Club Nintendo" accounts in Japan were accessed, with private data like names, phone numbers and addresses

Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

Japan's biggest Web portal said its ID servers were hacked, but no passwords or private info were leaked

Yahoo Japan hacked, 100,000 Goo accounts compromised

Yahoo found malicious software on its servers but no data was lost, while rival Goo said up to 100,000 accounts were hacked

Japanese agency warns of information-stealing Android porn app

A Japanese IT security agency says the wallpaper app, downloaded 500,000 times, actually 'steals' private information from users

Japan foreign ministry says PC leaked docs to external server

The ministry said that it is investigating, but none of the leaked documents contained classified information

Japan police offers first-ever reward for wanted hacker

Japan's National Police Agency has posted a US$36,000 reward for a case in which it wrongly arrested men with hacked PCs

Controversy over Japanese app that published up to 760,000 personal addresses

A security firm says the Android app put up to 760,000 address book entries from 3,400 users into a searchable public database

Japanese ATMs to use palm readers in place of cash cards

A local Japanese bank says cardless ATMs are well-suited for natural disasters where customers lose their cards

Fujitsu tech can tell when you're stressed on the phone, vulnerable to scams

Fujitsu and Nagoya University hope the new technology will help combat phone scams in Japan that largely target the elderly

Japanese Game Maker Square Enix to Reopen Hacked Site, Says No Private Data Lost

The company said it aims to reopen its "Square Enix Members" site to Japanese and U.S. users by the end of the year.

Japanese Game Company Square Enix Shuts Fan Site After Hack

The Japanese game developer said the servers hold no credit card information and it has so far found no signs data was stolen

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