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Telework rush leaves Japanese companies at risk of cyberattack

Experts see smaller businesses as weak link as remote work grows amid coronavirus

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TOKYO -- A hurried shift to telework is leaving Japanese companies open to cyberattacks through videoconferencing services, cloud storage and unsecure internet connections, according to security experts.

"There are no borders in the cyberworld, so malicious attacks from outside targets on Japanese companies and employees are increasing because we are not familiar with teleworking," said Kenji Uesugi, a cybersecurity consultant with PwC Japan.

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