[ISN] Japan arrests woman for email snooping

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Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 01:13:47 PDT

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    By Linda Harrison
    Posted: 10/08/2001 at 09:43 GMT
    A Japanese woman has been arrested for allegedly snooping around a
    colleague's email account.
    Kumiyo Kishi is the first person in the country to be arrested for
    breaking the electronic communications projects law, the Mainichi
    Daily News reports.
    The 30-year-old from Tokyo is accused of using a computer at work to
    read emails in the account of her co-worker.
    When the co-worker changed the password on her account, Kishi
    allegedly contacted the ISP and pretended to be the woman. The ISP,
    which was not identified, told her the password after she claimed to
    have forgotten it.
    She then accessed the co-worker's account and read incoming and
    outgoing emails between May 9 and June 1.
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