Cops Nab Ransomware Maker – He’s 14!

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Osaka Teen: First Alleged Ransomware Maker Arrested in Japan

YOKOHAMA – A 14-year-old in Osaka Prefecture has become the first person in Japan arrested for allegedly creating ransomware, the police said Monday.

The third-year junior high school student, who was arrested the same day, is suspected of combining free encryption programs to create ransomware, which makes computer files inaccessible unless a ransom is paid, the sources said.

“The male student…

Cops Nab Ransomware Maker – He's 14!