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Tokyo man arrested over bizarre hacking campaign: Reports

Published on Feb 10, 2013 11:16 AM
 
 Yusuke Katayama, 30, (centre) is arrested by police in Tokyo on Feb 10, 2013, on suspicion of a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, reports said.. --PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese police Sunday arrested a man suspected of being behind a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, reports said.

Yusuke Katayama, 30, was arrested on charges of using a remote computer and sending a mass-killing threat to a comic book event after months of evading investigators with a series of vexing cyber-riddles, according to broadcaster NHK.

The channel aired footage of detectives escorting a chubby man with glasses into a police station.

He is believed to have sent numerous threats from computers around the country, including against a school and a kindergarten attended by grandchildren of Emperor Akihito.

 
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