Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Student in Japan tied to massive data theft

The Daily Yomiuri online is reporting that a student in Japan has been arrested for breaking into corporate computer systems to steal personal information. An analysis of his computer showed that he assembled more than a half million bits of personal information, including information on 90,000 travel agency customers:

Student tied to massive data theft : National : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri):

"A 27-year-old Chinese student at a private university in Tokyo was arrested Wednesday on suspicion illegally accessing a server computer of travel company Club Tourism Co. and stealing private information on about 90,000 customers, violating the Unauthorized Computer Access Law, the Metropolitan Police Department said...."

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