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Creator of Japanese P2P Virus Pleaded Guilty

A Japanese student was found guilty for fixing a computer virus in the face of an animated film before engaging in an unauthentic distribution online. Also, he was caught for violating the copyright infringement act, and thus he got a suspension prison sentence, as reported by BCS on May 16, 2008.

The convict, Mr. Nakatsuji, reportedly fixed the Harada virus, which is known to be a common virus across Japan, in the film.

Japan has proved to be not so quick to execute legislation on cyber crimes. Consequently, Mr. Nakatsuji was found to be the first case of a person being legally arrested for creating or distributing a virus in Japan.

The case of Mr. Nakatsuji can be served as an instance of cyber crime and shows to what an extent virus can cause online damage. Several security vendors have once again caution the users about the harmful consequences of viruses, spam, botnets, which could invade user's private data.

With the trial of Mr. Nakatsuji is going on, experts at SophosLabs said that Sopho's worldwide network of virus, spyware and spam are pondering over the fact that whether the courts worldwide are giving tough sentences to hackers after the news of the Japanese man, as per the reports of Kansas City infoZine in third week of March 2008.

Interestingly, Mr. Nakatsuji accepted that he created the malware which showed images of famous TV animated figures while causing damage on the 3rd party computers. Further, the harmful code was distributed through the much-hyped Winny file-sharing system in Japan in 2007, as per the news received in January 2008.

In similar news, almost half of million of Web users were trapped in May 2008 by a Trojan appearing as a media file.

Security experts claimed that Trojan could result in loosing a system's security and it appeared as a music video or track. McAfee, security specialists, said that it was one of the leading outbreaks in almost 3 years, as per the reports of BCS on May 16, 2008.

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