A Japanese man has confessed to creating a data-destroying Trojan horse. Masato Nakatsuji, 24, admitted in Kyoto District Court that he wrote a Trojan horse that incorporated copyrighted animation footage as a lure. The booby trapped file was distributed via the controversial Winny filesharing system in Japan last year. Surfers …
evidence vs confession.
Unfortunately, in Japan the police are more interested in confessions than in actually securing any evidence. The lengths they will go to in order to secure "confessions" is relatively well documented (just one relatively thorough article on the subject here: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/07/news/japan.php)
So to me, and to anyone who knows about the Japanese legal system, a "confession" isn't really worth that much. I'd rather the police actually have evidence. If they have that, I'd be more confident that they got the right person.
More on Japanese forced confessions: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7063316.stm
"Nakatsuji admitted writing the malware during the first day of his trial on Tuesday"
That's not bad going, but I'm surprised they let him have his laptop and an internet connection in the dock.
Mine's the one with the get out of jail free card in the pocket.
That was close
Only one step away from being employed by a company to automatically remove any audio or video without DRM written on it.
Does he work for MPAA
I can't think of any reason to do this otherwise.
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