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Century of Data

As Japan expands telework, hackers follow and crack into networks

At least 38 companies are found to have comprised login info

Cybercriminals are reportedly finding vulnerabilities in VPNs and exploiting them.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As more of Japan's companies adopt telework during the coronavirus pandemic, cybercriminals are not far behind, hacking into login information that gives them access to the internal networks of some of the nation's largest corporations.

Hackers have obtained network access info for at least 38 Japanese businesses, Nikkei has learned, pointing to a wave of data breaches over connections crucial for the support of telecommuting.

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