Japanese duo arrested over Hentai extortion virus

Graham Cluley

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.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.