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 Post subject: Japanese cyber criminal and his animal side kick busted
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:51 am 
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OK so a cyber criminal who left clues like the Riddler from Batman and used a cat with microchipped attached to it for a sidekick and spy, was taking control of other people's computers remotely and using them to make death threats. The most embarrassing thing is the Japanese Police got forced confessions out of some people who had nothing to do with it other than that their computers got hacked. I am not making this up. This is true.
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Katayama’s actions led to a huge embarrassment for Japan’s National Police Agency, who were forced to admit obtaining “confessions” from four individuals across the country who had no idea their computers were compromised, and no connection to the suspect. Shortly after it was discovered the arrests were made in error, an anonymous e-mail was sent to a news broadcaster admitting to be the real one responsible, and that the purpose to reveal the police’s ineptitude and habit for attaining false confessions.

Katayama went silent for several weeks, but made a grand re-appearance in early January when he sent e-mails to newspapers and broadcasters offering evidence of the virus he used to control the computers and send the threats, but only if recipients could solve a number of riddles. Their chase famously led to hunting down a cat on the small tourist island of Enoshima, in Kanagawa Prefecture, in order to find a digital memory card attached to its collar. The card only contained a message that stated “a past experience in a criminal case,” for which he was innocent, forced him to make changes in his life and prompted him to act. While this message concluded that it would be the final communication from the hacker, police were able to track down Katayama from the security camera footage that showed him approaching the cat, as well as images of his motorbike.


TOKYO —

Japanese police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of being behind a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, according to reports.

Yusuke Katayama, 30, was arrested on charges of using a remote computer and sending a mass-killing threat to a comic book event after months of evading investigators with a series of vexing cyber-riddles, according to broadcaster NHK.

The channel aired footage of detectives escorting a chubby man with glasses into a police station.

He is believed to have sent numerous threats from computers around the country, including against a school and a kindergarten attended by grandchildren of Emperor Akihito.

The National Police Agency (NPA) was embarrassed after it emerged that officers had extracted “confessions” from four people who had nothing to do with the threats.

An anonymous hacker then sent messages to newspapers and broadcasters last month, with the sender claiming details of a computer virus used to dispatch the threats were strapped to a cat living on an island near Tokyo.

After cracking a set of riddles, police found the cat and removed a digital memory card from its collar which revealed a message saying “a past experience in a criminal case” had caused the hacker to act.

The message said the case “changed” the anonymous hacker’s life, and added that “no more messages will be sent” local media reported.

Police analysed the memory card and footage taken by security cameras, coming to suspect that Katayama, a resident of Tokyo, was responsible for the hacking campaign, Jiji Press and other media said.

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 Post subject: Re: ONLY in Japan
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The cat did not have the data on it but the security video in the area had captured the cat so they just followed in back in time until they saw Yusuke meeting with it.

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Are you sure the cat was the sidekick?

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese cyber criminal and his animal side kick busted
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:04 am 
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Are you sure the cat was the sidekick?

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Maybe not it is the only one that got away without anything embarrassing or negative.

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