• Kyodo


A 29-year-old Chinese man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of obstructing the business operations of a Tokyo-based online game management company by setting up servers allowing Chinese users to illegally access the game on a massive scale.

The Nagasaki Prefectural Police arrested Yu Tao, the owner of a personal computer shop in Tokyo, on suspicion of obstructing business by interfering with electronic equipment.

Yu is suspected of helping users from China gain illegal access to the computers of the Tokyo company managing the popular online adventure game “Lineage II” via several servers he had set up at his home in Toshima Ward on July 28.

Yu reportedly told investigators he was asked by the owner of an Internet cafe in China, through an acquaintance, to relay access via his servers as the online game bans access from abroad, the police said.

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