Yesterday, news broke that Japanese police took an 11-year-old girl into protective custody for violating the country's computer laws. Today, it's a 16-year-old boy.
The teenager is allegedly a self-styled hacker who illegally accessed another individual's online game server and also wrote three gamers' IDs and passwords on an internet forum. For that, Japanese police arrested him.
The recent crackdown comes after revisions to Japanese law that made it illegal to post people's IDs and passwords online without permission.
他人のＩＤなど公開の１６歳逮捕…提供罪初適用 [Yahoo! Japan]
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