Japanese P2P virus writer convicted, escapes jail

Monday, 19 May 2008, 12:00 AM EST

Experts are questioning whether courts worldwide are giving consistent sentences to hackers following news that a Japanese man has escaped jail, despite admitting writing a virus that wiped music and movie files on innocent users' computers.

Masato Nakatsuji, who was revealed to be the first ever virus writer to be arrested in Japan when he was apprehended in January, admitted writing the malware which displayed images of popular TV anime characters while destroying data on third party computers.

At GovTech.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Lessons learned developing Lynis, an open source security auditing tool

Posted on 15 October 2014.  |  Lynis unearths vulnerabilities, configuration errors, and provides tips for system hardening. It is written in shell script, installation is not required and can be performed with a privileged or non-privileged account.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Mon, Oct 20th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //