Cyber Attack on Japan to initiate war with the United States


As per the latest security treaty signed between Japan and the United States, any state-funded cyber attack on Japan is enough to infuriate the United States which could make it launch back cyber attacks in retaliation.

Yes, you’ve read it right! As per the bilateral security talk signed by Japanese officials in the presence of US officials in Washington, Donald Trump’s nation has taken an initiative to defend Japan against all sorts of cyber attacks- large or small.

Furthermore, Japan has agreed to install Space Situational Awareness (SSA) payloads of the United States on its satellite systems, advancing the bilateral cooperation between the two nations even further.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the US-Japan Security Consultative Committee, also known as Two-Plus-Two talks was the first of its kind to take place since Aug’17. And it included the participation on noted ministers like Taro Kono- The Foreign Minister of Japan, Takeshi Iwaya- the Defense Minister of Japan and US Secretary of State Micheal Pompeo and acting US Secretary of Defense Shanahan.

As a cyber attack could constitute an armed attack under certain circumstances as per Article 5, it can indicate a possibility that the US Military would launch a counter cyber attack against adversaries of Japan.

On Military front, the treaty witnessed a development which states that Japan has allowed United States to install SSA monitoring sensors operated by the US on a quasi-zenith satellite system in order to keep an eye on the military whereabouts and movements of China and Russia. Also, the sensors will also be useful in keeping a tab on space debris which causes serious damage to satellites operating in the space on a yearly note.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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