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Japanese cops cuff cat carrying remote control virus

iComp (2523194) writes | about a year and a half ago

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iComp writes "An anonymous cyber villain has led Japanese police on a merry dance over the past few months, culminating in the capture on Monday of a cat said to be carrying a computer virus on a memory card attached to its collar.

Detectives with the country’s National Police Agency (NPA) nabbed the creature on an island near Tokyo after a bizarre treasure hunt was sparked on New Year’s Day when media outlets received an email offering them the “chance for a big scoop”, AFP reported.

The emails contained a set of riddles designed to lead the recipients to the memory card – although police initially went on a wild goose chase up a mountainside before a further message apparently clarified the location of the pesky feline.

The virus in question is said to be iesys.exe, dubbed the “Remote Control Virus”, which, as the name suggests, is capable of controlling a compromised computer from a remote location, according to Symantec."

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