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Japanese Police Arrest First Phisher

Feb 09, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Of course phishing isn’t new at all in Japan, and it looks as if the nation’s plodding police force is gradually catching up with cybercrime, as the J-cops have finally landed their first phisher.

The suspect allegedly won about 300 auctions on Yahoo Japan using stolen user IDs and passwords. The accused, according to reports, obtained the IDs and passwords of about 500 Yahoo Auction users between last March and this January and resold about ?5.5 million (US$47,000) worth of book vouchers and travel coupons.

For more on phishing, read How to Foil a Phish.

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-Paul Kallender, Digital World Tokyo

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