[ISN] Revenge-seeking university employee hacks into server

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Date: Thu Jun 03 2004 - 23:30:39 PDT

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    Mainichi Shimbun
    June 2, 2004
    A private university employee who hacked into the institution's
    computer server in retaliation for being demoted has been arrested,
    Tokyo police said.
    Ryoichi Nakayama, 47, a clerk at Takachiho University in Suginami-ku,
    Tokyo, is accused of violating the anti-hacking law.
    "I committed the crime because I'm no longer able to do
    computer-related work," he was quoted as telling investigators.
    Nakayama used his own computer and a secret password to illegally
    access the university's server on over 100 occasions between October
    and December last year. He looked at e-mail sent to colleagues and
    made its bulletin board inaccessible, investigators said.
    Nakayama was hired as a computer expert at the university in 1998.  
    However, the university transferred him to its library as a clerk in
    May last year after holding him responsible for defects in its
    computer system's security network.
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