Japanese duo arrested over Hentai extortion virus

According to media reports, two men have been arrested in Japan in connection with computer malware which stole personal information and posted it on the internet.

The men are said to have not only created the malware, but also been behind a fraudulent scheme whereby they contacted victims offering to remove their personal data from the internet – for a fee.



Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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