Wednesday, June 7, 2017

14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

   
   
Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware.

According to a reliable security report, this is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime.
Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim's computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in Bitcoins, in order to get the decryption keys for the encrypted files.

Ransomware has been around for a few years, but currently, it has become a major cyber threat for businesses and users across the world.

Just last month, the WannaCry ransomware hit over 300,000 PCs within just 72 hours, wreaking havoc worldwide.
The recent arrest came after the teenager, who is a third-year junior high school student, created a ransomware virus and uploaded its source code on the Internet, according to multiple Japanese media.

The student, who admitted to the allegations, combined free encryption software to develop his own ransomware infection and then uploaded it to a foreign website and even taught people to download and use it to spread further for financial gain.

The teen also advertised the website through social media, including Twitter, telling users "I made ransomware. Please feel free to use it," the sources said.

According to Japanese police, the teen's ransomware allowed a downloader to infect victims' computers, demanding payment in digital currency. His ransomware framework has been downloaded over 100 times.

The authorities have not revealed the identity of the teenager, but have informed that the student just took about 3 days to create the ransomware program using his personal computer.

The student also told the authorities that he learned to code on his own and created the ransomware out of curiosity in order to become famous.

The Japanese police spotted the ransomware during "cyber patrolling" in January and confiscated the teen's computer after searching his house in April.
Learn How to Code — Though it is never recommended to develop a malware and spread it for fun, financial gain or other purposes, learning to code is not a crime.

If you're looking to 'learn how to code' and seeking a career as an expert-level programmer, you should know how to play with codes and make your own.

We have introduced an ultimate programming bundle that includes ten online training courses that could elevate your programming skills straight from beginner to advanced level.

The Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle, comes with lifetime access, offers you professional training courses on Python, Ruby, Java, iOS, HTML, CSS, AngularJS and other programming languages that are in high demands.
   
   
   
Get Our Hottest Updates via SMS. Kindly SMS FOLLOW WIZYTECHS to 40404. On Any Network. It Is Totally FREE. Download Our Android App From Playstore HERE
To Submit Your Guest Post Or Sponsored Article, Enter HERE For More Details
wizytechs blog-bg
   
   

SHARE THIS

Author:

WizyTechs Is A Top Tech Blog That Provides Affordable Browsing Solutions, Latest Smartphone Reviews, Tweaking Guides, How TOs, Business Tips, Blogging Tricks And Overall Optimization Of Your Phone/PC For Better Performance. Continue Visiting This Blog For Latest Free Browsing Updates. Join Our Social Media Platforms Below

Get Browsing Tips Today From Wizy
Follow us:
facebook twitter gplus pinterest rss

16 comments:

  1. This is very insightful and informative.

    Some tens of his age in my location are busy running after Bush rats instead of using the INTERNET for productive ventures.

    ReplyDelete
  2. thanks for sharing this post with us.but this not fair to take such decisions.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow this cool,i would love to create such file...................

    I know its a crime but the kid is talented and should get 5stars bro


    thanks for the update wizy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Enter your comment...I respect d 14years old boy a lot. he has abundant knowledge that have been craving for

    ReplyDelete
  5. How would a small boy of such age creating Ransomeware, children of nowadays. This is an educative post, thanks oga wizy for Your lovely post

    ReplyDelete
  6. He don't knows what to do, is to create Ransomeware, what a spoilt child

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He is not a spoiled kid but one he was exposed to sound education at a tender age

      Delete
  7. That is injustice nah 14years old boi, and again he has d talent, u suppose give him 5star for the job and build him, not jail.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think the boy is using the ransomware to make financial gains, thats a bad habit , when he grows older he will become a pro hacker

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is very insightful and informative.Some tens of his age in my location are busy running after Bush ratsinstead of using the INTERNET for productive ventures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice one from you, always duplicating my comments

      Delete

PLACE YOUR COMMENTS HERE