Spyware suspect arrested in Japan

31-year-old Atsushi Takewaka is suspected of accessing victims' computers to steal internet banking passwords, which he used to illegally withdraw money from online accounts. Investigators claim that Takewaka, in conspiracy with 41-year-old Kiichi Hirayama, used spyware to steal the banking password of a jewelry retailer in Kawasaki, and stole 216,000 yen from the account.

Takekawa was quoted by authorities as saying that Hirayama asked him to develop the spyware program. Spyware suspect arrested in Japan

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 27th January 2006 12:31AM