Hacker Supplies Series of Clues through Cat to Japanese Police
Law enforcement officials in Japan are seemingly chasing a hacker who's repeatedly overcoming from getting caught in a cat-and-mouse competition which involves a real cat. The NPA (National Police Agency) of Japan had to study multiple clues giving way to one memory card that was tied to the cat's neck. Securitywatch.pcmag.com reported this dated January 7, 2013.
The peculiar sequence of incidences started when electronic mails were dispatched from PCs all over Japan that threatened that an airplane would be blasted, the kindergarten, which Emperor Akihito's grandchildren attended, would be bombed, as well as more violent actions would be waged.
Actually, it was during October 2012 when Internet investigators said they found one malware known as the "remote control virus," which launched attacks against different websites from the PCs of people who'd been infected.
During the middle of December 2012, a never-like-before award was announced for Internet crime inside Japan when it indicated the extent of frustration among the NPA while doing investigation. People were asked to search somebody who'd managed for writing the 'iesys.exe' PC-worm utilizing C# language as well as who knew the way for Web-surfing surreptitiously.
Evidently, the hacker employed one technique called the 'Syberian Post Office' for creating nameless posts on 2channel a message board website that apparently helped bypass IP blocks via a proxy of some sort.
Indeed, the NPA was able to arrest 4 individuals during 2012, however, soon became aware of a big blunder it committed during the incident's probe since the mentioned threats continued.
Then on 1st January, the hacker from Japan dispatched riddle-asking electronic mails directed at different news sites, pledging they'd get an 'enormous scoop' provided they participated in one fresh game.
In practice, malicious program writers leave no stone unturned for ensuring they remain invisible. Being normally extremely suspicious, whilst police try to hunt them, and these criminals get the hint, they, without the slightest delay, withdraw their wares off the open markets.
Nevertheless, within the latest incident, the malware creator seems as being extremely confident that he won't get caught in spite of a significant award named for finding his whereabouts.
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