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Hacker uses cat to deliver virus clues to Japanese police
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 02:23:14 -0600 (CST)
By John E Dunn
08 January 2013
The battle between a mysterious hacker and Japanese police has taken a
bizarre turn with the news that the authorities have recovered a memory
card containing new clues sent to them strapped to a cat.
The card is reported by Japanese media as containing evidence that its
sender was behind the ‘iesys.exe’ virus used by the hacker to
anonymously send messages from remote PCs threatening to plant bombs in
schools, including one attended by grandchildren of Japan’s Emperor
Issued over several months in 2012, the threats explain why the police
issued a reward of 3 million yen (about £21,400) for information leading
to the individual’s capture, but the affair has also grown into a huge
embarrassment for police.
In October it emerged that police has arrested and extracted confessions
from four individuals whose PCs had apparently sent the threatening
messages only for the real hacker to reveal that they had been hijacked
using the ‘remote control virus’.
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