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)
Kochi prefectural police are investigating an incident involving a man who sustained severe injuries after being stabbed several times in the abdomen. Police said they believe the attack is linked to a dispute the victim was having with another man over their children dating. (Japan Today)
At 2:46pm every Japanese television channel paused to remember the dead, cancelling their regularly scheduled programming to show the prayers of Japanese people around the country. That is, every channel except one. One decided to air Alien: Resurrection instead. (ibtimes.co.uk)
Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, are investigating the mutilation deaths of three cats whose bodies were left in a park. Two were found dead in February, and the third was found on Saturday. (Japan Today)
People in Tokyo are observing the 69th anniversary of the devastating US air raid on the Japanese capital during World War Two. (NHK)
A Japan Airlines- operated Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport after oil pressure in its right engine dropped, the Japanese carrier said. (cbsnews.com)