Japanese P2P leak cop fired

Friday, 20 July 2007, 5:49 PM EST

A Japanese policeman has been fired after he was held responsible for accidentally leaking confidential information via P2P file sharing software installed on his work PC.

The ex-copper, who has not been named, lost his job with the Tokyo Police Department over the leak of personal details of 12,000 people obtained during the course of criminal investigations. The hapless plod apparently installed the Winny file-sharing software onto his PC, blissfully unaware that confidential data was being made available to other users via the P2P network.

At The Register.

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