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Computer Company Employee Busted for Accessing
Info on Tokyo Disney Resort Visitors

October 6th, 2005

Chiba, JAPAN - A computer company employee was arrested Thursday for stealing personal information on visitors to Tokyo Disney Resort from the operator of the facilities, police said.

The 40-year-old suspect, whose name was not immediately disclosed, is accused of violating the anti-hacking law.

The man had been commissioned by Oriental Land Co., the operator of the amusement parks in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, to develop the software for its computer system, according to investigators.

In November last year, the man hacked into Oriental Land's computer, and illegally obtained personal information on those who purchased the facilities' "passports," such as their names and ages, prefectural police said.

In January this year, Oriental Land announced that personal information on approximately 120,000 visitors had been leaked.

Prefectural police investigators subsequently learned that a personal information dealer in Kyushu had bought the information on TDL visitors from the man.

-- Source: Mainichi Daily News

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