Boy hacker arrested over violation of computer law

    Date03 Nov 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3755
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Police have arrested a 17-year-old Brazilian boy living in Tochigi Prefecture on suspicion of violating the Unauthorized Computer Access Law, the police said Friday.. . . Police have arrested a 17-year-old Brazilian boy living in Tochigi Prefecture on suspicion of violating the Unauthorized Computer Access Law, the police said Friday.

    The boy is a member of an international group of hackers responsible for hacking into more than 1,000 Web sites in 33 countries.

    The Metropolitan Police Department arrested the boy on suspicion of violating the Unauthorized Computer Access Law.

    He reportedly has told investigators from the MPD's center overseeing high-tech-related crimes that he thought major companies would want to employ him if he displayed his hacking skills.

    The boy used his personal computer to illegally access the computer system of Kyoto University Hospital on July 10. He left phrases written in English including "s3r14l k1ll3r was here" on the Web site of the university's Human Brain Research Center.

    According to the police, the boy went by the nickname "s3r14l k1ll3r"--which can be read as "serial killer"--in the group.

    The boy also is suspected of hacking into and defacing the Web sites of a private high school and a computer servicing company in the metropolitan area.

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