• SHARE

Personal information on as many as 10,000 convicts has been leaked over the Internet from a prison officer’s computer infected with a virus, Justice Ministry officials said Monday.

The information includes names of prisoners in Kagoshima and Shiga prefectures and inmates of a detention house in the city of Fukuoka, as well as the cases they were involved in, the ministry’s Correction Bureau and other sources said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW