In Japan, compared to the previous year, the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the cryptocurrency networks in the year 2018 has almost doubled. English language local media Asahi reported on 7th March
According to the report, statistics from the Japanese Police Agency show that on an average, 2,752.8 intrusion per sensor was detected per day last year, which was 45 percent more than the previous year. Apart from this, the data also allegedly shows that almost all attacks came from abroad.
According to the article, if someone only considers cryptocurrency networks and IoT devices, then data shows an average of 1,702.8 intrusion-per-sensor per day in 2018, which is about twice as much as 875.9 in 2017. Increasingly, this is not part of a wider. Tendency to attack more on all devices since the report note:
“The number of infiltration networks used to send and receive e-mail messages and browsing websites remains at the same level since 2016.”
The report also includes the location of the attackers, which states that 20.8 percent in Russia, 14.1 percent in China, 12.6 percent in the United States, 6 percent in the Netherlands and 5.1 percent in Ukraine. In the attacks that occurred within Japan, reportedly only 1.6 percent of the total contribution was made.
As in February, reported that more than 7,000 cases of suspicious money laundering involving crypto were reported to the Japanese police in 2018, which is ten times more than 669 cases during the nine-month period during the previous year.
In the meantime, Reports said that five Japanese banks have collaborated to launch financial services infrastructure on the basis of distributed account technology.