A hacker, or possibly group, that's issued terrorists threats using remotely controlled computers in Japan remains at large despite a rare 3 million yen bounty and continuous games with media and police. Read More ..
The latest antic to generate considerable attention this week was leading Japanese authorities on a wild goose -- actually, cat -- chase starting around New Year's Day. Police on Monday finally captured a cat wandering a Tokyo island and carrying a memory card in its collar said to contain the "remote control virus" used to send threats throughout 2012. The contents of the card have yet to be announced, but a Symantec researcher months ago analyzed the malware in question and found nothing remarkable, other than it being partially written in Japanese.
Police tried for months to find the author[s] of messages in online public forums and e-mails to media outlets threatening to commit mass murder in a popular Osaka shopping center, blow up a shrine in Mia province, bomb a passenger jet and attack a school attended by members of the royal family.