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Japanese Police Offers First-Ever Reward For Wanted Hacker 63

Posted by samzenpus
from the east-meets-wild-west dept.
alphadogg writes "Japanese police are looking for an individual who can code in C#, uses a 'Syberian Post Office' to make anonymous posts online, and knows how to surf the web without leaving any digital tracks — and they're willing to pay. It is the first time that Japan's National Police Agency has offered a monetary reward for a wanted hacker, or put so much technical detail into one of its wanted postings. The NPA will pay up to $36,000, the maximum allowed under its reward system. The case is an embarrassing one for the police, in which earlier this year 4 individuals were wrongly arrested after their PCs were hacked and used to post messages on public bulletin boards. The messages included warnings of plans for mass killings at an elementary school posted to a city website."
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Japanese Police Offers First-Ever Reward For Wanted Hacker

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 14, 2012 @02:01AM (#42284473)

    Nah, the Laughing Man was somewhat ethical. This sounds like one of his impersonators, which points to the Japanese government itself. So why would they post a reward for themselves? Wouldn't they want to make it as low profile as possible? Perhaps there is a rogue police agency in play here.

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