Personal information on about 3,400 convicts or detainees and some 2,300 prison employees was leaked onto the Internet after a prison officer’s computer was infected by a virus, Justice Ministry officials said Wednesday.

A ministry investigation into the case, which was reported Feb. 3, found that the leaked information included the names of people who had been in prison or detention facilities in Fukuoka and Shiga prefectures, most of whom have been released, they said.

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