Monday, November 10, 2008

Japan: Hacking Arrests Doubled in 2007

Martyn Williams writes on

Arrests associated with unauthorized access to computers more than doubled in Japan in 2007 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by Japan's Ministry of Justice.

During 2007 a total of 1,442 arrests were made, up 703 arrests a year earlier, reported the ministry in its annual White Paper on Crime. The figure is 10 times the number of arrests made in 2003 for violations of the same law.

The country also saw a rise, although a much more modest one, in the number of crimes involving computers. There were a total of 3,918 arrests for such crimes, up 9 percent on the year.

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