2 held over stealing online game user IDs
Police arrested two people Wednesday on suspicion of accessing an online game with user IDs and passwords they obtained from other players via virus software. Arrested on suspicion of violating the Unauthorized Computer Access Law were Yu Nishimura, 29, a company employee of Kawasaki, and Kaori Tanaka, 39, a medical claims processor of Adachi Ward, Tokyo. They allegedly created a phishing Web site equipped with data-stealing virus software that obtained user IDs and passwords belonging to users of the role-playing game "Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne."
(Yomiuri, Nov 25)
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An annual light festival commemorating a major earthquake 18 years ago has opened in the western Japanese port city of Kobe. (NHK)
A woman has been arrested in Sakai, Osaka, for harassment of the metropolitan police department after having called 110, the emergency number, 15,000 times in the last half year alone. (Japan Today)
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Japan's Emperor and Empress have visited the southern Indian city of Chennai. (NHK)