And Japanese Police's Underage Hacker Crackdown ContinuesYesterday, news broke that Japanese police took an 11 year-old girl into protective custody for violating the country's computer laws. Today, it's a 16 year-old.


Allegedly, the teenager is a self-styled hacker who illegally accessed another individual's online game server and also wrote three gamers' IDs and passwords on an internet forum. For that, Japanese police arrested him.

The recent crackdown comes as the country's law was revised to make it illegal to post people's IDs and passwords online without permission.

他人のIDなど公開の16歳逮捕…提供罪初適用 [Yahoo! Japan]

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