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Personal data on 1,500 people, including crime victims, was erroneously posted on the Internet via an Okayama police officer’s home computer that had been infected with a virus.

The data, including information on physical evidence collected at crime scenes, investigative reports on thefts and other criminal cases prepared by the officer, and names of investigators, was apparently leaked through the file exchange software Winny that was loaded on the home computer, police officials said.

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