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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > A Japanese Locked Up For Storing Virus

A Japanese Locked Up For Storing Virus

A Japanese Locked Up For Storing Virus

Added: Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
A Gifu Yard inspector has recently fingered the collar of some Japanese man for a weird crime of having a virus on his PC without a good reason.

Although the vast majority is believed to think there is no good reason to have a virus on their personal computers, the things don’t work this way in Japan anymore. It appeared in that country you can be sentenced to up to 2 years jail time for doing so.

A few days ago, Yasuhiro Kawaguchi, 38, residing in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, found himself arrested at his own home. The reason for the arrest was that the coppers found the virus on his personal computer.

Japanese newspapers explained that the country had recently revised its Penal Code. The introduction of some new provisions was accepted, and now it is against the law to store a computer virus intended for infecting other computers. Yasuhiro Kawaguchi turned out to be the first individual to be charged under the revised legislation.

The virus that the police found on his computer worked by copying graphics elements and files on a PC, which caused it to freeze over two thousand users of the file-sharing networks, whose computer were infected with this virus. The man gave the virus such name that it seemed to be children pornography video and then uploaded it through the file-sharing client named Share. Other Internet users who downloaded the file in question and later opened it on their PCs, or activated a DVD onto which the “video” was saved, were disappointed to see no video but find their PCs infected instead.

The new Japan legislation was designed in such a way that it granted the police the right to charge virus distributors with something even provided that the distributors of malware couldn’t provide any evidence of damage on someone else's personal computer.

Yasuhiro Kawaguchi claimed that he created the virus and was distributed it in such form with the only purpose to punish people using file-sharing software. The man also told coppers that he had actually been writing viruses for the last four years, but they never targeted him before. Gifu Yard explained that it was only due to the fact that under the old legislation the police couldn’t prove Kawaguchi’s guilt.

August 4th,2011

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Date:  Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trial UploaderET junkiemenTurtle (2011-08-04 19:08:11)
bipin369 avatarhe claimed that he created the virus and was distributed it in such form with the only purpose to punish people using file-sharing software ..so he should be jailed for rest of his life ...

posted by (2011-08-04 21:05:44)
marblezilla avatarWhat sperm/egg combo creates a DNA helix that has a IQ high enough to create a custom virus then decides to justify it's hard drive existence to some elite cyber squad as "punishing file sharers".

I could buy that alibi if there was one element of this story missing. Hey, I'll name my file of vigilante justice after CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. Nothing wrong with that as long as you swear your using it to punish twisted pervos getting off on some 6 year old getting molested & sent on a future pass for free lifetime therapy to fix intimacy issues that would require a lobotomy to erase.

Violating copyrite infringement seems like a pale comparison. Every judge on earth would not say on record that molesters are bad. You have a valid loophole. Punish them with hate-mail in your future cyber justice.

The guilt scale starts with Sacraficing cute kittens to Satan so you will get "Good Behavior Time" trimmed off your sentance after you die. After that, it's Child Porn, Beastiality, Beastiality porn, Not sticking to my diet ... then finally copyrite infringement. Everyone else fills in the gaps between these default no-nos with custom made personal guilt trips. Lets try to leave regular porn outta the list. Single guys need love too.

Bottom line ... make the file's name fit the theme of the punishment. Don't make real vigilantes like THE PUNISHER or BATMAN look bad cause you can't justify your actions like everyone else. Even "The Son Of Sam" blamed his dog for telling him to kill all those victims. The Doctor Dolittle defence is weak but at least he tried to tell the police something better than our Cyber geek from Japan.

posted by (2011-08-04 22:18:01)
DEMONLORD avatarthats messed up

posted by (2011-08-05 00:56:58)
hrg avatar""The man gave the virus such name that it seemed to be children pornography video and then uploaded it through the file-sharing client named Share. Yasuhiro Kawaguchi claimed that he created the virus and was distributed it in such form with the only purpose to punish people using file-sharing software.""

Read the article he was uploading virus's to P2P to mess up the computers of people looking at child porn, not many hackers actually doing some good most of us seem to be happy dumping noob level data from low sec government and business's, hackers always get press for virus's and hacking some noobs WiFi but what about those who try to do something useful? I'm a hacker and in the last 5 years I'v hacked countless websites and computers but never illegally, I target pedo websites and people sharing messed up photos and video's, I can hack and do some good and without the bullshit legal problems you people in the real world seem to want to mess with, the internet isn't part of the real world anymore the internet is a world in its own right, with its own languages and culture, I hack to defend it from the real world freaks who in a truly civilized society should just be put up against a wall and shot, but no you give them new identity's and computers so they can infect there filth on us, I say the hackers should stop with the bull shit and start targeting the people we really don't want here, if you want privacy get tor or a proxy if you don't know what they are you don't need them in the first place, hackers should start policing the internet, getting rid of the people and groups who make OUR society decay like the real world.

posted by (2011-08-05 09:13:41)
marblezilla avatarHRG is right on the money! I was focusing on the words "people using file-sharing software". Wow...I had a 3.6 GPA but my brain forgot a variation on one word. PEOPLE may or may not necessarily mean all people. It may also mean "Child Molesting Fantasy Fetish People using file-sharing software". I was on a roll with the verbal attack on said scum that I forgot to delete the initial insults to wards his DNA & on the words of a sentence instead of the far more important INTENDED MEANING of the words.

Once the humor bug woke up it stayed focused on creative verbal insults the "bad pervs" deserve. As a "good perv", wasting any download bandwidth on kiddy porn deserves a lesson that sometimes can only be taught by those gifted by the Gods of DOS, Script & CPU Code.

The closest thing to that type of hacking for me was making custom boot diskettes to free some Upper Memory so games we bought back in the ancient days of pathetic RAM size could work on our systems that were modern enough for those days. A .BAT file can be a good thing or a evil lil cyber-attack tool. It's all in knowing what the right string of words can do. The pen is truly mightier than the sword if it's held in the hand of a Nerd with a cause.

posted by ET lovermen (2011-08-05 13:14:42)
brods73 avataronly pedo's would of downloaded the file and i hope they all burn in hell

posted by (2011-08-05 15:36:22)
anhighpriest avatarGuess his plans back-fired after all. It is written,"whosoever diggeth a pit shall fall therein".

posted by (2011-08-06 08:51:59)
Darkan9el avatarBrods73 and hrg: I saw the same thing as you, just shows how people can block out information they don't want to see to justify their own morality. Personally I think we are all born with a moral code and know when we step over it; society laws or none.

He should have been given a medal not a jail sentence, What they are now doing is making him a martyr, while the Pedo's laugh, we should recognise his actions as those of a good man not a criminal. Making this issue about file sharing is debasing the higher morality of the guys motives, he stepped out side of the laws of the land, risked, and got a hefty jail sentence to try and stop a much greater crime.

Makes you wonder why they would punish and jail such a person doesn't it?

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