November 24, 2000

Japanese 'hackers' become first charged under new law

Author: JT Smith

Yomiuri.com.jp reports that three people were arrested in Japan Thursday "on suspicion of illegally obtaining IDs and passwords and using them to invade Web sites belonging to a university and a tourism association.

It is the nation's first bust of a hacker group on suspicion of violating the law on
illegally accessing computers."

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