Cyber Criminals Target Japanese Victims Using Game Schemes

Gamers beware: Hackers offering free virtual trinkets don’t care about your passwords or personal data, but your employer’s most closely guarded secrets. An employee at a Japanese high-tech company learned this the hard way, duped by a fake giveaway for 300 magic stones for the smartphone game Puzzle & Dragons. Cyber criminals are stepping up these kind of schemes to break into corporate networks in Japan, according to FireEye Inc., a security software provider.