[ISN] Police cyber crime pin-up girl busted for hacking site
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Thu Apr 8 10:05:16 EDT 2004
(Wire stories, Japan, April 8, 2004)
A 16-year-old girl who starred in the National Police Agency's (NPA)
educational video against online crimes has ironically been accused of
hacking an Internet homepage, officers said Thursday.
The high school girl, whose name is being withheld under law, has
admitted to committing an online crime, although she warned the public
against it in the video. "I'm sorry," officers quoted the girl as
Tokyo police plan to send her documents to prosecutors on charges of
illegal online access.
The girl appeared in a video produced by the National Police Agency's
affiliate in December last year after she passed an audition.
The video explains Internet crimes such as illegal downloading of
music. Only several days after filming, the girl and two of her
friends illegally accessed a homepage of a friend's band, and then
made changes to the pages.
The girl said she hacked the page because her friend in the band had
bad-mouthed her on an Internet site.
The video, distributed to prefectural police offices, educational
institutions and libraries across Japan, will be recalled.
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